Buried down in the LDS.org website is an insightful and very useful two-sided handout for family history. Here is a screen shot of the front side.
Here is the link to this document:
Rather than reproducing what this handout says, I would suggest that you click on the link and read it yourself. My personal experience is that when this outline is followed there is a significant increase in the Ward and Stake Temple activity and more people submit more names to the Temples.