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Lack of responses from DNA match

llambchop@...
 

I get 23 & Me replies six months to a year or even more after I send them. Some people are just curious, not actively researching. So when the thought passes through their heads at a later date, they look and find my old messages. 

Sarah L Meyer
 

Just a comment, but I had a cousin who tested about 4 years ago on Ancestry, and even uploaded to Gedmatch and then he unexpectedly and suddenly died.  There apparently is no way to mark that he is no longer living.  Also people are busy and I have heard of people who reply months or years later.
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Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com

Shelley Mitchell
 

Several times I’ve seen mention of a DNA match’s failure to respond to an inquiry. I know this might sound simplistic but what’s amazing is the amount of non-spam that I find in my Spam file. I used to automatically delete my spam. Then, when I checked, I’d find email that should have been in my inbox.

Also, I’ve been more successful with responses when I first share my information. Such as “there are Terners in my family tree. It’s available on Ancestry...” “I see you match more closely with my mother whose mother’s name was Terner”
Then I ask about the DNA’s information. I personally think it’s less off putting. Just an idea.
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Shelley Mitchell 
NYC
searching KONIGSBERG/KINIGSBERG, TERNER, MOLDAUER, SCHONFELD - Kolomyya PLATZ - DELATYN. All Galicia.