Dear Ms. Gilmore,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We suggest that you begin by talking to your various family members, especially the more senior ones, and ask them questions so you can gather names, dates, places, and stories. With that information in hand, you may begin to gather records about these family members and the places associated with them.
For an overview on how to begin your research, we suggest that you review the FamilySearch Research wiki for Ohio Genealogy and Georgia Genealogy, as well as NARA’s Resources for Genealogists. In addition, the document Suggestions and Advice for Family History Researchers may be useful.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!