New books for family historians are continually appearing. Here are some recent and soon to appear volumes found by searching Amazon, none of which I've had a chance to read. These are the ones that attract my interest, there are many more. The comments are mainly from the publishers blurb.
Family History: Digging Deeper by Simon Fowler (Paperback - 1 Feb 2012)
Not for the beginner, designed to take a family historians research to the next level with clear advice and explanation of the processes involved from a crack team of Britain's top genealogists.
Kilts on the Coast: The Scots Who Built BC by Jan Peterson (15 Jun 2012)
Focuses on events and people who sparked settlement and growth in BC's first Crown Colony over six critical years, 1848 to 1854, and delves deep into the roots of the Island's Scottish presence, tracing the lives of such pioneers as Dr. William Tolmie, Robert Dunsmuir and their descendants.
The Genealogist's Internet: The Essential Guide to Researching Your Family History Online by Peter Christian (24 Jun 2012)
The Acadian Diaspora: An Eighteenth-Century History (Oxford Studies in International History) by Christopher Hodson (Jul 2012)
Christopher Hodson has taken a long-familiar episode--the expulsion of French settlers from eastern Canada following the Seven Years War--and transformed it into a story of very deep historical significance. As he follows those expelled to their many far-flung destinations, he manages to connect their diaspora with imperialism, slavery, nascent capitalism, and other forces that were just then reshaping the early modern world.