Way back in the dark ages, I began my research making notes on loose-leaf paper, and then “graduated” to using printed forms. Two forms will get you started:
• Ancestor Charts, or Pedigree Charts. There are many varieties available for free download from the internet; search for Genealogy Charts. Your local library may have printed forms that you may photocopy for your use. Remember the “rules” – full names, three-letter abbreviation for the month in dates, the county name for each event.