After months of researching my ancestry through the use of multiple resources on the web, I have found out that I have a Scottish heritage; I was very excited to learn that some of my ancestors were viking warriors, some royalty and commoner family members as well. I love the history that genealogy offers to me, a family historian. Searching for ancestors is not just a hobby that can be completed in a weeks time. It's an ongoing process of learning and I've been pretty lucky to have found out the things that I have so far. Scotland has a fairly good system of records for people like myself, wishing to trace their Scottish ancestry.
Have a look on this site, which will help you make a start in understanding the principles of researching your family history Family Tree Folk , then download some family history sheets Genealogy Forms and starting with yourself fill one in, you will find the sheets act as a check list and you may also find that you don't have all your own information and have to go searching in your home and asking your parents/other relations about it.