Genealogy By the Book: The Good Books
What makes a good published genealogy? Compare the family histories you discover to these stellar examples.
The Ancestry of Emily Jane Angell, 1844-1910 by Dean Crawford Smith (From International)

The Hatch and Brood of Time: Five Phelps Families in the Atlantic World, 1720-1880 by Peter Hating Judd (Newbury Street Press)

Twenty Families of Color in Massachusetts, 1742-1993 by Franklin A, Dorman (New England Historic Genealogical Society)
From the September 2004 Trace Your Family History.