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Old 4th December 2017, 06:45 AM
DawidM88 DawidM88 is offline
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I have one very intersting match but no reply from him. It's disappointing
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Old 23rd December 2017, 09:02 PM
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Contacting people

Very few people here on FTDNA, have reponded to me. On Facebook groups, people have FB added me left and right. I know it's tough. You just have bto keep at it.
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Old 28th December 2017, 04:42 AM
Alexandrina Alexandrina is offline
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I've contacted people with my Family Finder list of 194. So far it's been OK! 20 and such and I have exchanged Gedmatch numbers and I guess I need to order a Family finder test. Just got some result of my YDNA 67 test, but can't make heads or tails of that yet. Will try and contact Gedmatch matches as well. BE SURE the people are at least 7CM's because that's the standard for a match. Also be very friendly in your messages towards them, listing all your batch and Gedmatch kit numbers. Gives people more assurance.
Master Mel,

If you only have 194 Family Finder matches then you need to pay the small fee to unlock the others. Have you turned off speculative matches? Many members have thousands of Family Finder matches. Is your family exclusively from a non European speaking nation?

Alexandrina Murray
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Old 28th December 2017, 04:50 AM
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Master Mel,

If you only have 194 Family Finder matches then you need to pay the small fee to unlock the others.
I don't think this advice is correct.
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Old 11th February 2018, 07:10 PM
Miamio Miamio is offline
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Contacting matches

My experience has been very disappointing.People seem afraid to share info,but want me to share mine.Some have been obnoxious.Alot never reply.I have found it mostly unpleasant.Trying to figure out human nature.
I get it.....they are fed up with their present families and donít need anymore! I think FTDNA should have a special section on this. How to
Entice your matches,what to do,etc.
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Old 11th February 2018, 07:11 PM
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All of you are not alone.The ones that do can be obnoxious and suspicious.
A real disappointment.
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