Glad to be of help. I love the search!
No, I don't "do" Facebook - much too paranoid with all the reports of security breaches, LOL.
You shouldn't need a subscription to ancestry to contact me through my "profile", just need to be registered, as you obviously are, to be using the message board. When you click my user-name, there should be an option to "Contact". The message comes to me directly, without going on the message board.
Also of note, many libraries allow you to use their computers to search ancestry.__ for free. There are also Family History Centers in various communities that offer free online searches within their facilities. This link, I assume, lets you enter your home community to find the nearest center to your address. https://familysearch.org/locations
I hope your aunt is able to provide you with more information. We need to start these searches earlier, as those who may hold the memories we want to tap, are getting scarce, or the memories fuzzier.