There hasn't been much mention of books for a while so I thought I'd start a thread on the subject.
I'm looking to expand my extremely limited library on genealogy and related matters and hoping people will share their thoughts on what they've read and what they'd recommend.
To date I've only read two books that deal specifically with genealogy, Claire Santry's Irish Genealogy Guide and Discover Irish Land Records by Chris Paton, both of which I'd heartily recommend.
Books I'd like to get include John Grenham's Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, Paul Gorry's Credentials for Genealogists, and The Archives of the Valuation of Ireland, 1830–65 by Frances McGee.
But as well as books that deal specifically with genealogy I'm wondering what books people have read on related subjects that have helped them with their research generally, such as books on the social history of 18th and 19th century Ireland for instance.
I look forward to everyone's comments and recommendations.