I've listed some of the books I've found the most useful in creating Gedpage,
and in doing my own personal genealogy.
You can also go to my store site to browse HUNDREDS of other genealogy related books, or my pages at Genealogy Books.
The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy-Revised Edition, edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs, Sandra Hargreaves Luebking.
This book is filled with tons of info that will be useful to genealogists regardless of their specific research problems. It could aptly be called a GENEALOGY ENCYCLOPEDIA. It is great for telling you where to find the information you need. If you only have one genealogy book, this is the one to have.
Netting Your Ancestors : Genealogical Research On The Internet, by Cyndi Howells.
This a very cool book. It will be helpful for genealogists new to the internet. It covers getting started using the internet, and then how to use it for your research.
In Search of Your European Roots : A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in Every Country in Europe, by Angus Baxter.
This book has information about where to find/send for information on your European ancestors...including Lithuania, and Latvia where some of my relatives passed through on their way to the U.S.
They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Ship, by John Philip Colleta.
This book was very useful to me in researching passenger ship lists.
Writing Solid Code: Microsoft's Techniques For Developing Bug-Free C Programs, by Steve Maguire.
This book is great! It teaches how to program in a way that helps prevent bugs while writing the program, rather than having to hunt them down later. It is primarily concerned with C Language.
Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction, by Steve McConnell.
This is another great book! It also teaches how to program in a way that helps prevent bugs while writing the program, rather than having to hunt them down later. This book is not language dependent, and gives examples in a bunch of different languages.
The C Programming Language: ANSI C Version, by Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie.
This book is a classic! If you program in C, you should have this book. C was designed by Dennis Ritchie. There is no other book on the C language that even comes close to this one.