I've noticed the visitors per day has been starting to creep up bit by bit and as I write, it is now at 309 visitors/day. Check out the Quantcast stats and under the graph select 3m or 6m for the date range, and you'll see the trend.
And we're averaging more than 1 new user a day. You can see that from the New Users report order by creation date.
This is very good, and I don't think we're doing any extra work to make it happen, other than the good quality questions and answers that we've helped with. It's obviously the search engines that are bringing the people here, which is what is wanted by the Stack Exchange gang.
If this trend continues, it will be noticed, and we'll be on our way towards getting to our critical mass that can sustain itself and allow us to qualify for getting out of beta. It may still take a year or two, but now I'm optimistic again.
Keep those good Q&A's coming!
p.s. For anyone coming here who is new: This post is on the "meta" site. The actual Genealogy & Family History Q&A site you'll want to go to is at: https://genealogy.stackexchange.com/