If you want to see a truly good example of family tree research you don’t have to look any further than right here on wordpress. Here is a blog written by a young student that leaves me speechless. The research and the presentation of the research is very professional and at first glance I would have said it was done by an older person.
If you want to record your family history in some other way than just a tree you can look through her blog and get a very good idea of how it should be done. She not only gives a history with documents but tells a great story in her writing.