Genealogy is not called ancestor or family search or research because it looked sophisticated and complicated (& it can be both), but because you start with a search. The internet has information everywhere...but you need to know how to use a search engine to find it. I find Google to be the best search tool, thus the Google Search Infographic to guide you to the info you need.
"These are important questions, too: Will you be able to work alone, without receiving much affirmation or feedback, for a long time?How much suffering does writing cause you? Can you manage the tedium inherent in reading a lot of stuff that’s usually pretty dry and often terribly written? Will you be satisfied if you don’t produce a tangible product for years, or if you never produce a product others recognize as tangible?"