FINDING your Rootstech relatives
it has already been pointed out - but since so many people may be interested - I'll mention again.
If you registered for RootsTech - you can still see and view exact connection - and message all your relatives and other users
and I actually believe you can still "register" for Rootstech - simply to allow yourself to see this option.
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Keep in mind the relative matching service is only as good as the data in your family tree.
If you dont have your family tree set up - its not going to work.
But you can also search by surname. . . which will work even if your family tree is not set up.
@Dennis J Yancey I believe that connecting your family is not to stay for much longer on Rootstech, and only shows you 300 of family connections.. I have over 55,000 that checked into rootstech0
yes - but once you send a mesage to that person - that message will show in FS messages - and you should be able to keep contact with that person indefinitley
which is one of the reason I highlight this now. so people can establish the connection.
also you can search on surname also - and can contact virtually anyone who was at Rootstech.0
yes - most people had between 50,000 and 70,000 relatives - simply based on the mathematics of possible connections. and also how they did the algorithm - only searching within X number of generations.
In truth we all have MILLIONS of relatives (across the world) in probably the last 10 generations.0
yeah I did send a message to a few folks Kinda fun to interact with them.0
It was interesting to search by state or country. I found several that live within a 100 mile radius of me. We are planning to get together. I also found one with the exact name of my husband as a user name. He is not my husband but is related through my mother's side of the family. Searching and finding living relatives brings so much joy as well as finding our ancestors on the other side.0
yeh - this was much more than a novelty. Leveraging this information in positive ways can be greatly maximized with this type of info - to update and increase our knowledge of the family tree, making contacts for potential family reunions, sharing family photos and documents, growing your contact list for email distribution for sharing family newsletters - and much more. . .0
Dennis, do you know of their system used to select which possible connections were chosen? (I seem to have a couple of "clumps" i.e. two sets of ancestral great grandparents descendents prevailed with only a sprinkling of others). For me this is amazing because I found several ancestral great unles/aunts had emigrated to America.0
not sure I understand your question
but I would surely think it would have balanced all your lines equally
(and shown all possible connections at lower/more closely related) connections before it started listing those of a greater generationsl listing.
But that doesnt mean you should expect the same average number of hits on each line. (if a hit doenst exist it doenst exist - no matter what the algorithm)
BUT due to various factors - its quite possible you had many more hits on certain lines than others
New England lines for example - probably have a much greater chance of hits - than lines that very quickly jump back to the Old world.0