There are over 500 video training courses on http://familySearch.org/ They are published for all levels of experience, especially for the beginner. It's fun, it's easy to learn, it is challenging, and most of all there is a spirit to it. It's like your ancestors are rooting you on. Wouldn't you like to know these people before you pass on? They need not be strangers. I am most anxious to meet my Grandma Nancy Porter and 2nd Great Grandfather Elisha Cragun. Why? Because I think I know them now.