Originally Posted by Lindyloo
I had a DNA test with Ancestry last Christmas and am very disappointed with their DNA matching service. You can only see where you may match with others who have public trees available to view - and there are very few of those. But even the ones with trees very often don't source their ancestors. I find that particularly with American researchers, the place of birth shown for British ancestors is frequently shown as "England" or "Wales". I've sent many messages of enquiry and had absolutely no response!
I have also - on a different DNA site - "met" two cousins. Our lines are definite and very well sourced. However it appears our DNA doesn't match!!! A comment I put on Ancestry's Facebook page remains unanswered after very many months,
but many others have commented that they also have had the same problems.
I believe there are far, far better companies offering a far more reliable test for much the same price.
In answer to your first part , about few Public trees,and getting no answer from enquiries you sent them .
I didnt have my DNA done to contact 3/4 cousins , it was solely to see where my Genes came from , and judging by the No trees or no Public Tree It looks like this reason was the same for others ...
There was a way round the no public tree,if you look there is a box you click on to see who's tree they are in ..some have and some haven't.
The point you make about "met "Two cousins , have you thought about this answer ,,they do not have your DNA cause they were adopted into your family , private adoptions took place without paper work years ago ..
I had a look for Ancestry FB page and two came up, and it declared they are not anything to do with Ancestry, just someone who started them up , so perhaps thats why you got no reply .
If i had a question to ask it would be to Ancestry DNA , where i had my test done ...
Who are these companies ? and why do you think they are more reliable ?
I may at some time in the future take another DNA test with a different company just to see if they come out the same ..