A list of helpful books to guide you in your research:
General Genealogy Guides:
Eichholz, Alice. Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources. 3rd edition. Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004.
Szucs, Loretto Dennis (Editor), Luebking, Sandra Hargreaves (Editor). The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy. 3rd edition. Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2006.
Croom, Emily Anne. Unpuzzling Your Past: The Best-Selling Basic Guide to Genealogy. 4th edition. Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 2010.
Immigration and Naturalization:
Colletta, John Philip. They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Arrival Record. 3rd edition. Orem, Utah: Ancestry, 2002.
Szucs, Loretta Dennis. They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1998.
Organizing Your Research:
Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. Organizing Your Family History Search: Efficient and Effective Ways to Gather and Protect Your Genealogical Research. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 1999.
Meyerink, Kory. Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1998.
Pfeiffer, Laura Szucs. Hidden Sources: Family History in Unlikely Places. Orem, Utah: Ancestry, 2000.
Rose, Christine. Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures. Dunn Loring, Virginia: CR Publications, 2004.
Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. Your Guide to Cemetery Research. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2002.
Advanced and Aspiring Professionals:
Board for Certification of Genealogists. BCG Genealogical Standards Manual. Orem, Utah: Ancestry, 2000.
Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. 2nd edition. Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 2009.
Mills, Elizabeth Shown, editor. Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2001.