Biographies can be found in many places, books are one of the best place to find them. County History Books are one of the many used. Many times when these books are published they relied on the person to write their own biography. This being the case, they are relying on their memory for the information, sometimes this can be in error. Often the person writing the information embellish the facts or stretch the truth. When using biographies, be sure to check the information with other facts you might have.