10 guides to census, service, surnames and other roots research.
Organizing and Preserving Your Family Photographs by Maureen A. Taylor (Betterway Books, $19.99). In this companion book to Taylor's popular Uncovering Your Ancestry through Family Photographs (Betterway Books, $18.99), you'll learn how to care for, organize and preserve your photos. Also find out how you can safely conserve your photographs or whether you need to call in a pro.
Finding Your African American Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide by David T. Thackery (Ancestry, $12.95). Thackery was a curator at the Newbury Library in Chicago before his untimely death in 1998. He was instrumental in leading the field of African-American genealogy, and this book is the result of his efforts. Case studies and hundreds of resources guide beginners tracing their black heritage.