I've open an account on findagrave.com. Please visit my homepage. It started by creating memorials for my own family and then I volunteered to take photos for others. After taking some photos of grave stones for people in other states, I started my own collection of Revolutionary War graves, then War of 1812, then Civil War,Spanish American and World War I.
Papers from this area can be searched online starting after the civil war. It adds an occasional look at what the people were like and what they, and others, were up to in the early 1800's. If I find anything about a person I add it to their memorial. All of this information is kept in a chronological event document which I have posted to my website in the Family Events section.