If you have not roamed around the "American Ancestors" website from the New England Historic Genealogical Society, you should carve out some time to do so.
It contains lots of information, too much to cover here, that is for sure. However, one trail I would suggest you follow is this: At the home page, click on "Resources" and then on "Learning Center." From there you can further explore guidance on getting started, online seminars, and articles. I took the "Articles" choice and discovered I could access a wealth of articles by author, topic, or location.
Check it out at http://www.americanancestors.org/home.html