How do I explore my newly discovered Jewish roots? Any tips?

I found out today that my birth mother is Jewish. I'm adopted. I was raised in a Christian household growing up and want to try exploring my Jewish roots. From what I understand, being Hebrew is passed down matroninicaly and I was wondering if anybody had any advice for joining/understanding Jewish... show more I found out today that my birth mother is Jewish. I'm adopted.

I was raised in a Christian household growing up and want to try exploring my Jewish roots.

From what I understand, being Hebrew is passed down matroninicaly and I was wondering if anybody had any advice for joining/understanding Jewish Culture.

Sorry if this sounds ignorant.
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