Searching for our ancestors can be overwhelming but there are many ways to make it easy and fun.
Start with yourself and work with what you know. The next generation is you parents. Following this path you will be able to write down everything you know to this point.
For example write down the full name, date of birth, marriage and death. Then record your parents siblings and your parents parents remembering to record everything you have knowledge about.
Here is a document that will help with this process.
Click on the title Back to our roots to go directly to this web page.
This is a good place to start and if you have it on paper you won't have to think about the date Aunt Lucy got married when you are searching in the archives dealing with microfilm, computers, and hundreds of Lucy's.