I recently began looking through the Research Guides at Family Search. Why did it take me nine years to do this? These are wonderful guides, by location, that provide step by step instructions on how to look for various types of records in a particular area.
Without investing time in educating ourselves in genealogical research we will spend a lot of time spinning our wheels. The education shouldn't stop either, it never hurts to refresh our memories. If you have looked at these guides in the past, browse through them again.