interesting explanation about Ellis island but you should get out more...
I've been off for a while and just starting to catch up. So I did get out more.
This is actually stuff that I had to learn for work. Our office is responsible for doing on ground location of the County, Town and Village lines. Since one of our County borders is also the State border we get involved with that too.
I also get asked questions like; Which of our County Roads existed before the revolution? So I study early 18th century history and mapping. That get me involved in the W3R project.