Why don’t they write back?

I’m talking about our genetic cousin matches on Ancestry, 23andMe, MyHeritage, GEDMATCH, etc.  You find a close cousin match–someone you’re never heard of– you send them a message or email. You wait. And wait.  You hear nothing back. Sadly, it’s not an uncommon experience. I’ve had this happen and I’ve read the frustrated comments of  people on various genealogical Facebook groups. They all wonder, “Why … Continue reading Why don’t they write back?