If you have your birth record, and even perhaps birth records of your own parents, start to compile all that information. I recommend starting a Family Group Record, A Pedigree Chart, and An Idividual Research Log.
On this document you will write down all the information for your family........Start with you and your spouse, and your children. Make another for your parents and your siblings, Make the next one for your grandparents and their children. Each family unit will have their own record.
Start with yourself as person #1, and work back from you.
Start a record sheet for every individual in your family tree. This log will help you keep track of exactly what information you have for each individual and exactly what information you still need to find.
All of these forms are crucial tools for any genealogist or family historian, professional and hobbiest alike. I have created forms and you can download them for free for your personal use simply click on the image or on the highlighted link.