I have maintained a message board on the AfriGeneas family of boards for more than 10 years. In fact, the African-Native American Genealogy Message Board is the oldest continually operated genealogy board devoted to the research and ancestry of African-Native American people. To get some ideas on how to get started with family history, especially for African American researchersAfriGeneas.com is always a great place to start. For the chance to ask questions and get advice from a number of experienced researchers, you are encouraged to interact with them and to ask questions right there on the main Genealogy Forum. (Afrigeneas.com/forum) But---for those questions that are not African American specific, The Beginning Genealogist Forum will be a great place to ask them. Do you have questions about the what to copy from the records? The Genealogy & History Forum is for you. Do you have questions on how to put your data on the computer? The Technology Forum is a great place to discuss them. Unsure of how to research ancestors who were enslaved? The AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum will help you find answers. Are you looking for a method to get the family interested in your projects? The Forums are a great place to share your questions as well as your answers. Join in the discussion. Join in the fun!