How can I search for a living relative?
I found a 1st cousin DNA match and the person lives in Fameck, France. Can someone guide me on how to locate this person through some type of French directory or register. I know the person's full name & Date of birth & names of some of their immediate family members.
One of the best ways of searching for living relatives in today's world is to use social media - Facebook, etc. Here is an article which should help a little.
The three DNA services I have tested with all let you just click on a match's name and e-mail then. Doesn't the one you are testing thorough offer this?0
There is another person managing the family tree, and they are not responding to me. All they said is that I share a Grandfather with the person in question,0
That does make it harder. Everyone has a different purpose in doing DNA testing. Often it is to come in contact with extended, living relatives, but apparently that is not the case here. Hope the article that was posted is helpful. Are your grandfathers alive? If not, you may find them in more than one public tree on My Heritage, which is very popular in Europe. If you are lucky, you will find a tree managed by someone else in the family who will be more helpful.0
Yes, the manager of the tree is not a blood relative to us so they don't have a vested interest in making the connection. Thank you for your input.0
You can politely ask the manager of the DNA test to forward to the other tester your name and address, email, Facebook profile, whatever you are comfortable sharing.
The manager is bound not to disclose personal information except as directed, and a savvy manager will never pressure a tester to disclose anything. Very often, privacy is why the DNA test has a manager.0