Contacting Family Tree Owners on Ancestry.com

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Contacting Family Tree Owners on Ancestry.com

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Do you have to have a paid account with Ancestry.com in order to contact owners of family trees, etc?
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I'm not a subscriber, but I'm pretty sure you need a paid subscription in order to be able to do so.
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Yes. However, if a paid subscriber contacts you, then you can reply back to them even though you are an unpaid subscriber.
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You definitely have to have a subscription.
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Even if you join, good luck getting a reply to your messages. I have sent 30 messages to DNA matches (4th cousins or closer). Only three responses were of any significant value. 13 received no response at all, an additional 5 responses were of no value whatsoever, and the rest were, at best, marginally interesting, but ultimately fruitless.

I wish you better luck.
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I agree with Greg - about half of my messages to people on Ancestry go unanswered. I'm guessing a lot of them received their DNA tests as birthday or Christmas presents, and really didn't care about the test results.

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I'm asking about those who have uploaded family trees onto Ancestry.com.

They must have some level of interest in ancestry.
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darkerhorse wrote: 08 Jul 2021, 04:30 I'm asking about those who have uploaded family trees onto Ancestry.com.

They must have some level of interest in ancestry.
So am I.

Seriously, I have contacted people with hundreds, even thousands of entries built out on their family tree, and have received zero, zip, nada, in return from the great majority of them.
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