I'm in Australia. I've done studies in sociology (lesser psychology) and mostly interested in "information" and did a "Master of Policy Studies" degree at Uni of New South Wales. But I am mostly just reading here or other places (like Project Past) popular history/archaeology when it comes to America. I'm interested in sorting 'fact from fiction' on various things and I have been making my own notes on Belle Starr if anyone is interested in that = http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5737284/belle-starr-short.htm
Bear in mind I am Australian and might get my 'Murkan geograpy really messed up at times.
Another interest is that our gold rush stemmed from the Californian one and ours was started by a Mr Hargraves who went to California, and I'm trying to trace where he went to over there.