My son had signed up for ancestry.com about two years ago, it has helped us connect to relatives we had lost touch with some forty years ago. It's funny how life sometimes gets in the way - this is a great way to reconnect and trace out your roots.
He has traced ours to 1622 in Massachusetts from England and he is working on the other sides of our family. It's amazing how extensive it becomes. I highly recommend ancestry.com it is interesting and rewarding!