An evaluation of my original questions:
Where do I start with my genealogy?
Which line is in need to more information?
This is a challenge. As I investigated my genealogy, my lineage goes out five generations and then some. Most of the lines go back to the early 1800's in Europe. This makes it difficult to find more information about ancestors that have not yet been identified yet.
What human resources can I use?
I found that some human assistance was not helpful, ie. the classes I took, but that other help was. I found the individual assistance was very helpful.
What digital tools can I use to help me?
Digital tools are very helpful, as well as very frustrating. I seemed to loose as much information as I found. There are digital tools to store or catalog information and aide in research. These tools are only as capable as the operator's understanding, huge learning curve.
What tools can I find/ use at the genealogical library?
How can I use census reports to find my ancestors?
How do I find out more than birth, marriage, and death dates?
The library had great tools to use, the human beings to be the most valuable to my learning at this time. One of my digital tools will gather possible research matches. In one of these suggestions, I found a little document that gave a previously unknown fact about my mother. I found, quite by accident, my mother's baptismal certificate into the Lutheran Church at 2 months old. My mother did not know about this. It has caused quite a stir in the family and is a focus of many discussions lately, very funny discussions.
How can I best represent the information I find?
How can I turn personal information of an ancestor into a format that my children can benefit from?
How can I include my children in my search?
There are many questions yet to answer. The learning has just begun. Through the failure, the effort, and the accidents, I have learned something new about myself as I have learned about my ancestors. Learning is challenging in every way. And so it should be. Not only does knowledge change what we know and how we look at the world. It changes who we are.