Hello. I am hoping some of you can recommend some reference materials, books, journals, etc., which would be helpful to me in becoming more individually proficient at "the hunt." Reading some of the threads here, I am realizing how little I know about doing my own research. Ancestry spoon-feeds info and I've run into some walls, and also am aware that a lot of 2ndary sources include errors or suggestions that can too often be taken as fact. I'd be interested in starting, (of course!) with my own heritage, which is tri-state (NY, NJ,CT) Dutch/German/Norwegian (melange) with a goodly portion of Huguenot, Irish by way of Somerville, Boston area >Knoydart NS Canada & Grenville, Ont., and off-the-boat Bismarck-era German Bavarian Catholics (with a smattering of interfaith marriages as closely as I can determine).