I guess most people here are like me, I use the net a lot for searching for ancestors, which brings up the question of how people can find you and your information.
I use Google a lot and have found a crop of new (to me) genealogy sites springing up where you are invited to start a page and enter your information.
Problem is that anyone wanting to view that information also has to join the site and/or pay for a subscription.
Now I'm not a cheapskate (not much!)
I don't mind paying for archive records or original info, but I object to paying to view something that someone has freely given to that site. You notice none say "we'll pay you $x for each ancestor you upload".....and having seen some of the information on these sites, it has usually been received 2nd or 3rd hand from someone's relative ie. not particularly accurate. I want somewhere you can share and question and receive answers.
Which brings me back to the question, where do you put your information so :
1. people can find it easily in a search, say for instance using Google
2. people can look at it freely
3. people can contact you without joining anything
So far the only one I've found is the Rootsweb World Connect, although it doesn't seem show up in google searches.
Am I expecting too much? after all, to some genealogy is a big business