Whether you are just beginning your genealogy research or have been researching genealogy professionally for years, these genealogy books are the essential references that no genealogist should be without. They are the ones I pull out the most often!
In this best single source for genealogical evidence, Elizabeth Shown Mills consisely explains the practice of genealogical analysis, and addresses how to create a citation for a source in almost any circumstance, including numerous examples. If you're the type to like everything spelled out for you, or want to keep up with the most current thinking on genealogical citations, then the newer, larger Evidence Expanded may be a better choice. For quick and easy reference, don't miss her wonderful Quicksheets: Citing Online Historical Resources and Citing Ancestry.com Databases.
Barbara Jean Evans
This essential genealogy reference book is also available online for free from Ancestry.com.