This is a short bibliography of compiled genealogies that contain my closest ancestor. It gives a good date range of how far back one needs to research before you might find your ancestor in such a work. It is also a guide for how incomplete such works can be.
Agnes Jane Smith 1864-1930 in The Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families by H.G. and E.J. Cleveland (3 vols., 1899) [mother was a Cleveland].
George Hale Pinkham 1843-1888 in A Genealogy of Runnels and Reynolds Families in America; with Records and Brief Memorials of the Earliest Ancestors, so far as known by Rev. Moses Thurston Runnels (Boston, 1873) [paternal grandmother was a Runnels].
Luther Hale Pinkham 1815-1873 in Richard Pinkham of Old Dover, New Hampshire and His Descendants East and West by Rev. Charles Nelson Sinnett (Concord, NH 1908) and well as the Runnels Genealogy.
Benjamin Wingate Hurd 1824-1904. He doesn't appear in the following genealogy, but his brother does in the "unexplained" section of Heard-Hurd Genealogy 1610-1987: Some Descendants of John and Elizabeth (Hull) Heard of Dover, New Hampshire by Charles Samuel Candage and Ralph Ernest Peak (Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1988).
Nancy Ann Hayes 1795-after 1860, wife of Frederick Heard in John Hayes of Dover, New Hampshire; A Book of His Family by Katharine F. Richmond, 2 vols. (Tyngsboro, MA, 1936).
Amos Learned 1780-after 1855 in The Learned Family in America 1630-1967 by Eugenia Learned James (US, 1967).
Bridget Berry 1761-1847, wife of Thomas Pinkham in Descendants of William Berry of Rockingham County, NH for Four Generations: Book Three: William Berry and Jane ____ of Strawberry Bank by June Berry (The Author, Kearns, UT, 1993).
Benjamin York 1761-1845 and his wife Rebecca Coffin 1763-1842 in Descendants of Abner Coffin & Mary Rawlings of Harrisfeeket by Edward S. Coffin (the author, Augusta, ME, 2006).
Jonathan Heard 1758-after 1823, in the above-mentioned Heard-Hurd Genealogy,with a wife, but no children.
Betsey Stanton 1762-1836, wife of Ebenezer Runnels in Stanton Manuscript by Benjamin I. Stanton (NEHGS Mss SG/STA/8 (186)), gift of Minnie Stanton, 1902.
Margaret Swan 1751-1818, wife of Benjamin Learned in John Swan c. 1695 - c. 1780 of Stow and Lunenberg, Massachusetts and Peterborough, New Hampshire and Descendants by Alice L. Priest (typescript, Brookline, MA 1934).
Josiah Dudley 1745-after 1820 in History of the Dudley Family with Genealogical Tables, Pedigrees, etc. by Dean Dudley (Wakefield, MA 1892).
Elizabeth Denison 1756-after 1820, wife of Josiah Dudley in A record of the descendants of Capt. George Denison, of Stonington, Conn. by John D. Baldwin and William Clift (Worcester, 1881).
Martha Archibald 1766-??, wife of John Pratt in No Reward Without Effort: The Archibald Family of Nova Scotia by Allan E. Marble (Halifax, 2008).
Isabella Marsh 1771-1868, wife of Robinson Thompson in Marsh Family History by Warren L. Marsh (typescript in 4 volumes at NEHGS): Alexander Marsh Family in Volume 1, p. 2 et seq.
Diademia Dexter 1778-1869, wife of Nathan Cleveland in The Genealogy of the Dexter Family in America: Descendants of Thomas Dexter by W.A. Worden and R.L. Dexter (1905).
Prudence Wickwire 1769-1851, wife of James Martin in Genealogy of the Wickwire Family by A.M. Wickwire (1909).
A few comments about the above. Olive Ann Hurd is a great-great-grandmother whose ancestry should be in the Heard-Hurd Genealogy, but isn't connected to her great-grandfather who is in the genealogy. That is the longest jump between the most current ancestor and an existing compiled genealogy where I had to fill in the gaps.
Those missing a compiled genealogy altogether (and this is truly frightening) are: Pratt (descendants of John of Nova Scotia), Wallis (descendants of George of Portsmouth), York (descendants of Richard of Dover), and I would argue a comprehensive and decent Coffin genealogy (either Tristram1 or Tristram2 of Newbury).