Gain information, share information and chat live
There is a link posted within Family Tree Circles that encouraged me to go and investigate.
Here I found a real time chat room with like minded genealogists like you and me.
People happy to share any information they have with new genealogists. Show them how to start a search, offer suggestions of some places to look at and even will go do a spot of research while you wait. How good is that!!
You would be made very welcome at this site.
The only drawback is the time zones for all over the world.
But keep popping back until you find someone at home. Maybe you could even volunteer to share the adminning of the site.