"So far, I have found Ancestry’s DNA project to be useless. I have recently submitted my “cheek swab” to the GenoGraphic Geno2.0 project for Y and mtDNA search and am awaiting the results of that."
The Gene 2.0 project is very exciting, but it's a completely different animal. You will find out the deep ethnicity/geography of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of your ancestors, but you won't find new people for your family tree. (Again, very exciting, but it's a test for completely different goals than Ancestry's autosomal test.)