If you are researching your family history and the lines lead you to England or Uk then take a look at theTips page http://www.hampshire-past.co.uk/tips.htm
at Hampshire Past. Even thought the site is about research in Hampshire, England the researcher has given the tips and links for all of UK. She will also give pointers for your research (for free) if your stuck.
Lots of details on how the records work and tips on what you will find, a page of links for Uk and Hampshire research, worth a look.
Hope this help