You may be tempted to look for an ancestor everywhere. It is best to look for one piece of information at a time on a ancestor. You may find unexpected results if you throw everything out there, but you can also be going around in circles in your research. It's better if you decide what you want to find out and go after that. In other words, make a plan. You just might break a brick wall this way.
I recently started to write my uncle's story for the book that I'm writing about my family. I had interview my uncle a number of years ago because I was interested in his experience as POW during World War II. He had been captured in Germany and was held for about a year in a POW camp. I was able to get his story while in the camp. However, I knew that I did not have enough information about the camp itself. Luckily, the internet is always changing and evolving. I was