If you have some spare time now and are interested in learning more about your family history, there are a couple of free on line courses available currently that will explain the route to take:
Future Learn offer a free genealogy course, ‘Researching your Family Tree’ , by Strathclyde University which offers an introduction into researching your family history. You can work at your own pace, doing as much or as little as you like. It gives lots of tips and information on tracing your ancestors
The Genealogist are offering a starter course, ‘First Steps for the Genealogist’, for anyone at the early stages of research. This course gives access to census records and birth , marriage and death indexes for beginners to use for 3 months
Why not give the courses a go and take that first step!