I went to a talk on findmypast.co.uk the other day and one of the things they suggested was to set up a free account and upload a gedcom file (the format used by most family tree software programs) to genesreunited.co.uk I did it, not really thinking I would get much out of it and I’ve had seven people contact me about my tree in just ten days!!
This is well worth doing. If you’re someone who already uses either of these sites then you might consider uploading your tree to ancestry.com.au to see what contacts you get from other genealogists. Maybe you’ll find that elusive missing relative or break through a frustrating road block in your research.