Does it help to look further back into the section of history your researching to understand events of the future.
I have just about finished an online course through Future Learn , the course is War and Revolution in Ireland 1912 - 1923. I have family from Ireland that emmigrated to Australia before this period and the amazing things I have learned about Ireland history has enabled me to put together the story of my ancestors reasons for emigration.
So to look back will definitely give you reasons for the future and the expansion of knowledge of a different time and place will blow your mind....more on my courses tomorrow. I am starting one on WWI 100 stories from the Australian perspective.