Historical figures, celebrities, mystery people in family photos, and the names of people on memorials, buildings, and products - we are surrounded by people whose background and history we can research. Even the most unfamiliar person might have had a surprising life. Who was a school named after? How can you trace the story of soldiers and people who migrated from one country to another? This book will help you discover their tales for yourself. It explains basic research techniques, and guides you to the best places to find revealing evidence.