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Lack of replies to messages?

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gemgems1094

gemgems1094 Report 21 Jan 2013 18:35

Hi, I have contacted a fair number of people lately and the majority have not even opened their messages let alone replied to their messages. I am finding this disappointing as some of the people I am contacting I feel would have useful information for me regarding my family tree. Is anyone else having the same problem? Are people forgetting about their GR or just not bothering anymore? :-\

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 21 Jan 2013 18:41

If the messages have not been opened it is likely that the persons are no longer members. GR may not have a current email to be able to notify them of messages so unless the person updates their account they will be none the wiser.

They may have finished their tree, lost interest in genealogy, or be ill or have died, any number of reasons really. But people DO come back so don't give up hope of getting a reply. :-D

gemgems1094

gemgems1094 Report 21 Jan 2013 18:42

Ah right okay, see I never knew that. I will definitely keep trying :-)