Genealogy Bank and Newspapers.com -- both require a paid subscription
plus free sites FultonHistory.com and Chronicling America/Library of Congress
Snippets from my GPS (genealogy puzzle solving) will be included in the blog along with tales woven from the facts found. Some will be quite detailed, others will have to stretch the imagination, as there's little detail to start with. All of it adds up to a wonderful, ongoing excursion through history.