I am lucky in that my maternal grandfather collected, recorded and passed on an amazing treasure trove of family photos and documents. So when it came to researching and recording my family history on both sides of the family, my task was made relatively easy. As many people do, I subscribed to Ancestry where I discovered two more people researching my paternal family; luckily their records were correct so I was saved from following incorrect avenues in my research!
So how to record all the information in an easy-to-follow method not in the 'public domain'? Through a Family History group I was introduced to the Legacy system where you can download for free a system which allows you create your own record on your personal computer.
If you are interested, here is the weblink to Legacy.