I maintained a family tree at www.ancestry.com for some years. Since they are now making you pay $150/year, I switched, around 2010, to Rootsweb.com, a free Ancestry.com subsidiary.
Connect to http://www.rootsweb.com . You don't need to sign in in order to do searching (-- only to do updating). Near the top you will see a bar with "Home", "Family Trees", etc.. Click on "Family Trees".
A search box will appear. Type values into the name into the Surname and Given Name boxes, and click on "Search".
You can include a middle name in the "Given Name" box. For example, I can enter in
Surname: Specht Given Name: Theodore Richard .
You will see the results for the WorldConnect Project. The third one, with the exact birth date of 8 Jul 1918 and the spouse, Dorothy Elizabeth Deissler, is an entry from the tree which I contributed ("specht3").
You can click on this entry to see the details and then click on the "Pedigree" link to see his ancestry.
Similarly, if you click on "Spouse: Dorothy Deissler Specht", you can see her details and click on the "Pedigree" link to see her ancestry.
Other sites (besides RootsWeb.com) you may want to use for genealogical research are:
If you have any information that you want to add to our family tree(s), email it to me and I will add it.