If you are new to genealogy research you may encounter terms that you have no frame of reference for. Don't fret. We are all on this great quest of learning; everyone had to start somewhere and those beginning points were at different places and stages of life for each of us. Perhaps you are just frustrated with how your exploration is going and feel you need a break. Yep, been there.
Let's look at a term we throw around while everyone reading may not understand what it means. That term is a Brick Wall. What is a genealogical brick wall? That is when your family history research hits a dead-end and you are at a loss as to where to turn next. Trust me, we have ALL been there.
First, I recommend you write down the brick wall question(s) you wish to solve. To save and organize your notes, you might want to try Evernote, which is free as a basic subscription (I use it everyday). Secondly, here are a couple insightful lists that I review every once in a while, here 50 Best Genealogy Brick Wall Solutions and 50 Best Genealogy Brick Wall Solutions (Part II) and here Brick Wall Strategies. Thirdly, here are a couple glossaries of genealogical terms here rootsweb genealogy glossary and here PBS Genealogy Glossary for reference. Finally, and most importantly, remember that you can always pose any question toward the welcoming community of WikiTree. Just ask, to uncover the past. Keep on the trail.
14 June 2016 Edit: Just saw a post elsewhere by mentor Carole Partridge. She reveals there is a WikiTree Glossary, which covers terms all new contributor/volunteers will need familiarity with on this site.