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Offline Peter Sanders

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Is 'rootsChat' really FREE or is it like all other Ancestry websites which are money grabbing scams ?   I found the person I was looking for on rootsChat but there was no means of contacting them .... I'm guessing that to actually get to chat about geneology and exchange info there will be the usual "enter your credit card details"  and the subsequent "your registry payment will be deducted from your first purchase" !

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Re: FREE as in "no payment required" OR FREE so long as you don't want to "chat" ?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 28 November 16 10:54 GMT (UK) »
Is 'rootsChat' really FREE

Yes, absolutely  ;D
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Re: FREE as in "no payment required" OR FREE so long as you don't want to "chat" ?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 28 November 16 10:57 GMT (UK) »
Be not downhearted!  Rootschat is free!

Once you have made a few posts (I think it is three on the main boards) you will be able to send a personal message to a Rootschatter.

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Re: FREE as in "no payment required" OR FREE so long as you don't want to "chat" ?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 28 November 16 10:57 GMT (UK) »
Rootschat is entirely free to use but to avoid spammers you need to have three posts on the boards before you can talk to a person privately. You can either post two more times, click on their name and then, on the left hand side, there is an option to "Private Message" or you can reply to a thread of theirs (as I'm doing on yours) and if their email address is still active they should get an email notification that you've replied so they can come and see what you've said.

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Re: FREE as in "no payment required" OR FREE so long as you don't want to "chat" ?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 28 November 16 10:58 GMT (UK) »
Rootschat is free and full of very helpful people, why not pop into the chat room? It's live chat and folk are friendly. Help is offered by people who have subs to various sites such as Ancestry..
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Re: FREE as in "no payment required" OR FREE so long as you don't want to "chat" ?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 28 November 16 10:58 GMT (UK) »
No payment required absolutely free once you have made another few posts you can send the person a private message
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Re: FREE as in "no payment required" OR FREE so long as you don't want to "chat" ?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 28 November 16 11:04 GMT (UK) »
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Welcome to rootchat

Rootschat is free and full of very helpful people, why not pop into the chat room? It's live chat and folk are friendly. Help is offered by people who have subs to various sites such as Ancestry..

You will however reach a larger 'audience'  by posting any queries on the boards.  ;)   :)

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Re: FREE as in "no payment required" OR FREE so long as you don't want to "chat" ?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 28 November 16 11:05 GMT (UK) »
Is 'rootsChat' really FREE or is it like all other Ancestry websites which are money grabbing scams ?   I found the person I was looking for on rootsChat but there was no means of contacting them .... I'm guessing that to actually get to chat about geneology and exchange info there will be the usual "enter your credit card details"  and the subsequent "your registry payment will be deducted from your first purchase" !

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As mentioned above you need 2 posts to be able to use the personal message system on RootsChat.  If you tell us who you are trying to contact, perhaps we can help further.

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Re: FREE as in "no payment required" OR FREE so long as you don't want to "chat" ?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 28 November 16 11:13 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat Peter from me too :D

RootsChat has always been a free website for a last 13 years. If you click on the reply button on one of the persons topics it will notify the member by email notification of you reply.

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