Sunday, June 28, 2015
Haven't posted much in a month with school being out. I have been enjoying the last high school summer as this coming year is my daughter's Senior Year in High School. Rest assured I have been tinkering in genealogy almost every day just haven't had extra time to write about it. Today I wanted to make a point to post though. I have been frustrated by lack of responses from DNA matches I have tried contacting from all of the sites where I manage kits...Ancestry, FTDNA and Gedmatch. I keep telling myself I need to make a form letter...but I never have though I do have the lists of GGGG Grandparents for both sides that I can copy and paste into an email. I generally find whatever my last letter was and adapt it each time. I guess this will help especially at Ancestry not to get caught in their spammer filter. At any rate the other night I was writing a few of my matches....actually it was one person who was over all the kits...so I wrote to her and I kept it pretty simple. Basically I match 3 of your kits and would like to know the connection and briefly mentioned the Gedmatch site and that it was free with some neat tools. Just got a message a bit ago and all the kits are now at GEDmatch!!! I am thrilled as I have identified a large segment on two chromosomes. So don't give up!!