National Genealogical Society
One of several national societies
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, popularly known as the "G & B," was founded in 1869. As a non-profit educational institution, its purpose is to collect and make available information on genealogy, biography and history, particularly as it relates to the people of New York State.
New England Historical and Genealogical Society
Extraordinary collection from which they will lend to members. In fact, membership is required for almost all access.
The Source: a guidebook of American genealogy. Edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. Salt Lake City : Ancestry, c1997. (Olin Library Reference CS49 .S65x 1997) Recently became freely available online.
Genealogy Online For Dummies by Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm. (2011)