Aubrey, the Simbad page - as offered by Steve Smith - is not complex. If you look at the ICRS coord you'll see it's followed by (ep=J2000) - which tells you that the position listed is for epoch (year) 2000. Likewise, the FK4 co-ordinates are for epoch (year) 1950. Comparing the two also gives you the change due to precession in a 50 year period, ignoring very small differences in accuracy of the positions as measured. The long numbers listed shows these are high precision positions, beyond what any backyard observer needs for normal purposes.
Obviously as precession does not stop, the position for 2018 will be a bit different again : near-enough 18/50 of the 2000/1950 difference in the same direction. But if you're using common software for amateur observers, it usually defaults to the current date position, so you're not looking where the object was 18 years ago (J2000).
If you've found an object by star-hopping, or by chance, you can try using star maps for getting an approximate position; or if your mount is go-to or push-to or some version with digital setting circles, you can get a reading of the position, which will be roughly correct. Common mountings allow that; accuracy isn't pin-point, but a useful starting point. The mount I mostly use (from SkyWatcher) does move off precise accuracy, but using it puts known-position objects into a low-power field; if I want better accuracy I can compare the current RA and DEC numbers from a catalogue or list with the reading the software is giving, the object being centred (assuming a known object); that allows correction for a more accurate position reading in that part of the sky for objects I'm trying to identify.
It might sound complicated, but isn't: it's very easy and straightforward. And giving the position of an object, along with an idea of degree of accuracy, and adding other pointers you might have, allows quicker identification for you and others.