Hi Amanda, and welcome to WikiTree. I know that it is overwhelming when you first come to a new group to research your ancestry.
Here at WikiTree, the next step for you would be to upgrade to a Family Membership (which is 100% free). Once you have upgraded, you should add Vernon as a tag. There are already 2,245 Vernons on WikiTree. By adding Vernon as a tag, you will be instantly connected to those other Vernons, some of whom may be searching, or may have searched the same ancestors as you.
Once again, Amada, welcome to WikiTree, and have fun searching and sourcing.