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Offline Indaloman

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SIT: This is NOT a moan
« on: Friday 09 November 07 12:03 GMT (UK) »
I have had loads of help on look ups for which I am grateful and try to pay back by doing photo restoration, but I have never had a contact on my family names interests which I find strange and when (before I left them), GenesReunited used to produce lots of queries. Has anyone else blanked out?

Paul
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Re: THIS IS NOT A MOAN
« Reply #1 on: Friday 09 November 07 12:09 GMT (UK) »
hi Paul

carnt help with your family names, but I stopped using GenesReunited ages ago, they kept telling me about new names, and none had nothing to do with my family or even came from where my family did ???

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Re: THIS IS NOT A MOAN
« Reply #2 on: Friday 09 November 07 12:15 GMT (UK) »
Hi Indaloman

I think part of the problem is that not many rootschatters have actually added their surnames to the table.  If you look at the stats that Berlin Bob kindly puts together out of 50,000 RCs very few even use the table.

We must do more to encourage people to add their surnames.  Tell everyone  ;D ;D ;D ::) ::) ::)

I have had a handful of contacts through the surnames on the table and I think I have contacted a few people. 

Kerry
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Re: THIS IS NOT A MOAN
« Reply #3 on: Friday 09 November 07 12:23 GMT (UK) »
I have just renewed my membership of GR.  

I have found various connections to my family, and the people there have been very generous with information. I also find their "hot matches" quite good as I do not have to do too much searching.  Although lots of the matches do not fit the bill.

Maybe I have been lucky in that respect.

I must say, though, Rootschat has helped me enourmously with research, and I am very pleased to be a member.

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Gywnedd/Caernarvonshire: Roberts, Evans;
Glamorganshire: Griffiths, Thomas;
Middlesex: Sibley, Barnett;
Beds: Sibley
Kent: Jury, Hunt;
Yorkshire/Middlesbrough: Wright, Sullivan;
Irleand/Cork: Donovan, Sullivan;
Northern Ireland (Monaghan): Keefe;

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Re: This is NOT a moan
« Reply #4 on: Friday 09 November 07 17:58 GMT (UK) »
This has come up before, and I would like to remind you all:
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The Surname Interest Table is a database of members' surname interests.
Participation is purely voluntary, and there is no automatic contact facility,
- if you see someone in the table with similar research interests, then it is up to you, to contact them.
http://surname.rootschat.com/sit-help.php?lang=EN


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Re: This is NOT a moan
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 08 May 08 20:48 BST (UK) »
Can I have a word of advice?

As a recent Rootschatter I was inspired to add my names to the SIT and then found several people who might be connected.

I wrote three messages at the end of April to the people concerned, but have had nil response - surely they should have had an email saying they had a new message?

I don't want to be too pushy, but I thought my messages should be clear enough to produce either a "ooh, yes there may be a connection" or "thanks, no idea who you're talking about" quite swiftly. 

Should I message again?  and if so, how long should I leave it?

Surely we're all on here to make contact, so why no response?

Please advise!  Thank you!!
Pay, Kent. 
Barham, Kent. 
Cork(e), Kent. 
Cooley, Kent.
Barwell, Rutland/Northants/Greenwich.
Cotterill, Derbys.
Van Steenhoven/Steenhoven/Hoven, Belgium/East London.
Burton, East London.
Wade, Greenwich/Brightlingsea, Essex.

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Re: This is NOT a moan
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 08 May 08 20:51 BST (UK) »
Hi Igor

It may be that these people have not been on rootschat for a while.  You can check by clicking on their name and taking a look at the last time online on their profile.

Kerry  :)
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Re: This is NOT a moan
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 08 May 08 22:29 BST (UK) »
Thank you, Kerry, they may not have visited for some time.  But shouldn't they have received an email saying there was a new message?  Isn't that how it works?

Have I got this wrong?  Is there not an alert for a new PM?

Thanks for your help.
Pay, Kent. 
Barham, Kent. 
Cork(e), Kent. 
Cooley, Kent.
Barwell, Rutland/Northants/Greenwich.
Cotterill, Derbys.
Van Steenhoven/Steenhoven/Hoven, Belgium/East London.
Burton, East London.
Wade, Greenwich/Brightlingsea, Essex.

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Re: This is NOT a moan
« Reply #8 on: Friday 09 May 08 00:43 BST (UK) »
I have recently contacted 3 people.  Two of them replied very promptly - alas, there seemed to be no connection.  The other person has not replied.  No one has ever contacted me.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr