Genealogy researching and tracking takes an enormous amount of time and resources.
Finding the best way for you to capture and plan your ancestral searching can also take time.
I have found the following software apps very helpful:
www.ancestry.com to get the process going
www.evernote.com to collate and gather information, you can tag family names, places, generations, can import data, compile resources,
www.trello.com to schedule and plan research projects and travel journeys
Free genealogy templates