Connie, you'll do just fine. When posting queries just follow the rule of thumb - names, dates (or approximate dates) and any locations you know.
When working on a person with unknown dates, then include date of birth for a child or children and where they might have been born. This type of information helps to narrow the search. And, you usually get better responses from other researches when they can see you have made some effort on your own.
GenForum and GenWeb sites are among my favorites. http://www.usgenweb.org will take you to the U.S. level. On the left you can click on the state of your choice. Some states such as TN and TX have some good information on that level. For instance, on the TX GenWeb site be sure to click and look at what is offered on "Texas Research Help." Click and look at the links, you may not need all of them right now, but you will have some idea of what is available and where to find it later when you do need it.
On each state level, you can find and click on county of your choice. Becasue GenWeb sites are manned by volunteers they do vary in amount of information offered. Click and look as webmasters/webmistresse call items by different names/titles. Most sites are growing so check back. From time to time a site will have a new webmaster/mistress and they will come up with some new ideas, too.
On the GenForum sites, be sure to get the most out of them you can, by putting something in the "Search the Forum" box. On the surname forums choose a less common given name in the family, or unusual maiden name. Up will come a list of queries that contain that "word." See if you find any matches. It worked for me on the Yates forum. My Reuben had a son named Avory. I found a lady with a slightly older Avory, turned out he was a brother to my Rueben. With the information she had, put together with what I had, I was able on my next trip to Salt Lake City to tie 7 of 8 siblings together, and add some spouses, also. I then shared with the other submitter. Or, you can try name of a county, anything that will narrow down the long list of queries.
Happy Hunting (^_^)
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