This is going to be a different kind list of items for new (and newish) genealogy researchers and family historians. I am not going to try to suggest how or what to research. There are tons of places for you to find information about researching.
But hopefully, this list will help you in a different way, because there is so much out there for you to learn from: books, podcasts, blogs, webinars, conferences, etc. And it is really easy to get lost, or at least confused. There also is pressure to “do it right” either from others or self-imposed.
At some time in my genealogy learning experience, I have dealt with all of these “do’s and don’ts”