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how do i search for a family tree

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Gillian

Gillian Report 11 Jul 2013 21:35

i have found a possible match for an ancestor but do not know how to locate the tree when the person's surname is jones. the owner of the tree says the tree is open to public viewing. in anticipation. Thanks gillian

TootyFruity

TootyFruity Report 11 Jul 2013 21:46

Hi Gillian and welcome to the boards

There are no public trees on Genes Reunited. You need to search the trees and contact the tree owners with a possible match.

When contacting a potential match, explain how you think you are connected to their tree and say what information you have.

You will be able to track whether or not your message has been read by looking in sent messages. If the envelope is green then it is unread.

Good luck with your search

patchem

patchem Report 11 Jul 2013 22:17

Do you mean a tree on this site, or on ancestry?
(Just wondered, as someone else on here also appears to be similarly confused, so not impossible).

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 12 Jul 2013 14:32

As Gillian is a new poster, a friendly how to return to your thread message is on it's way. :-)

Gillian

Gillian Report 25 Jul 2013 20:23

Thank you for all your advice