Family history is mostly a quiet pursuit. Research is done in libraries and archives; or online in solitude. It appears to be calm and tranquil. It is not.
That external quiet is deceptive because there’s a frenzy of mental activity going in the search for clues and facts. Clues always lead to more questions and the mental activity kicks up a notch or two. Not to mention the urge to shout to the rooftops when a discovery is finally made.
Quiet is not necessarily restful. It can be exhausting.