It usually means that the information was not found.
I read your post and it contained adequate information so that is not the problem with your particular posting.
In general, volunteers read each post and try to search the records for anything that may be a possibility. If nothing is found, a response is not usually posted and an assumption is made that hopefully either a) someone from the local area might have books/access to records and find it; b) a relative might see the post and have that information or c) someone with more experience will be able to find the record. I wouldn't want everyone who searched for me to post a "not found" response. 5,000 people could read your post in a day and that would be overload.
It is NOT a personal grudge when you do not receive a response (unless someone were offensive in the past and no one wants to deal with that)
I have posts that are seven or eight years old without a response...the information just can't be found for a variety of reasons. Just yesterday I was contacted by a distant relative who provided information that I hadn't been able to find in 10 years of searching.
If you feel that this is a vital piece of information that you are missing then I suggest that you try a RAOGK member in the area for which you seek the information. If that is not fruitful, your next step would be to hire a researcher.
Your post doesn't fall into these categories but for some, the reason their posts aren't answered is because:
they post on the wrong forum; they do not include enough information; they are requesting information on living people and, the biggest problem of all, they are dead set in their mind frame about who, what, where, and when because of a family story.
I hope this answers your questions. Try to keep positive and have fun with your searching. You will run into a few negative Nellie's along the way...don't take their path!
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