Did you know that there was a Family History Researcher Academy? Its subtitles are: Researcher Guides and Step By Step Family History. As much as Linda, Lynn and I would love to be able to teach you everything you need to know about family history research - there is a lot to learn. The three of us have acquired most of what we know by reading, taking courses, and wandering around the internet finding resources we can use. It's an on-going, educational process.
Dick Eastman posted a nice piece about the 3rd anniversary of this site on his genealogy blog, Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter. You may want to check this out and see what you can learn.