I'm sorry it took so long to reply. Thank you for the Congrats as well :). I'm still working on stuff of course. Seems every time I pick up the research, I find something completely new. This is both exciting and frustrating.
My advice to you is to keep researching. The legwork is where it’s at! Look outside the box and outside the internet. Speaking of the internet, don’t trust anything if it does not have a reference. You can use it as a jump off point to a line of investigation, but don’t rely on it solely (I am still weeding my tree of the results of a happy click finger :).
The library is a good place if you come prepared (I would suggest spending the first day just ooo-ing and ahhhhh-ing). After that pick a certain section of your tree and work on that. If you bring everything you have you could end up like me, surrounded by a carpet of papers and completely overwhelmed.
One more thing. Take a break from your research. Sometimes when you come back to a project after a time you can see the path clearer. Remember, it is not a race. Take your time and enjoy the twist and turns you find on the ride.
Hope that was helpful.
Take care and will see you on the boards :).