The following titles are recommended as essential sources to examine during the search for one's ancestors. These multi-volume compendiums are extremely useful in that they contain extensive lists of family names.
(Text and resources taken from the print edition of: Jaccaud, Robert D, comp. Passages to Family History: A Guide to Genealogical Research in the Dartmouth College Library. Rev. ed. Hanover: Dartmouth College Library, 1994).