LET THE RESEARCH COMMENCE!!!
Being a historian, you get to read some very interesting stuff. You get to read old books, newspapers from the 1800’s, and micro-fiche!
We live in a world where high speed wireless internet rules, and smartphones can summon a grad school dissertation at the tap of a finger. It is incredible how much information is out there. But to this day I find that the most valuable information is still print. In order to be published books need to go through a stringent fact checking and editing. Finding old books is especially interesting to me because that’s where you find the most obscure facts!
I have started reading several books and documents that were published dating back to the 1880’s. One of the more interesting documents I have come across is a census from 1824 that lists several names and professions. Anymore interesting tidbits of obscure information I certainly post in the future.