I hope you see now that there's a lot more to genealogy than just making a pretty pedigree chart of your direct descendants. If all of the answers were readily available on the Internet, genealogy wouldn't be considered research.
Getting organized is an important component of your research program. You can quickly build up piles of interesting documents and photos of potential cousins. Keeping track of all this is a critical part of genealogy.
We will continue to add more helpful hints and resources to this feature as time permits.
Organizing Your Research
Cyndi's listing of related web sites.
A beginners' guide from Ancestry.com
Now That You've Found Them, How Do You Keep Track of Them?
An article by Diana Smith.
The Sleuth Book for Genealogists : Strategies for More Successful Family History Research
A book by Emily Anne Croom
Producing a Quality Family History
A book by Patricia Law Hatcher