Just wondering if anyone has ever used Facebook Messenger to cold contact a distant cousin? I'm talking about people that you haven't met in real life. I have tried sending a Friend Request, but usually don't get a response, which is understandable, because they don't know me in real life.
Facebook says that you can send a note to anyone through Messenger, but I am wondering if the person is not a Facebook Friend those messages go into a special folder that most people rarely look at. I've tried this 2-3 times with no response.
Also, has anyone done this and gotten success? Any advice on what is the best way to cold contact a distant cousin? I have tried Facebook, e-mail, regular postal mail, and even knocking on their door when they are in the vicinity. (The last one seems to have worked the best for me, but the applicability is limited.) Also, I have made some good contacts through Wikitree by doing the family trees of distant cousins.