This free, printable family history table is a great alternative to a family tree. More information can be entered, like the husband and wife's names, birth and death dates, marriage, birth and death places, and children. Free to download and print
Do you ever get confused by all those "great" and "removed" relatives? Here's a great printable chart you can save for your reference. (Click https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t31.0-8/1292175_137385256431775_852362652_o.jpg for print-quality.) Credit: familytreeservice.co.uk, distributed for use
Using the death index / records can be of great assistance in making sure your family history has as much of the details as possible. Death records are kept in with state that an individual died in. Even if they never lived in a certain state, if they died there, records are kept.
Organize your genealogy website. The hardest thing initially is filing...since you won't know if something will be important later, you'll have to file, and file it so you can easily find it later. It's not possible to keep track of online genealogy: everyone needs a paper chart that indicates paths and places, and where you might possibly see a connection that you had not before.