When you ask to "browse collections" on Fold3.com these days, you can choose among the records of seven wars and -- "other records."
The site's new focus on on military records has many upsides, but one downside is that researchers might forget that the former Footnote.com has marvelous collections of city directories -- and digitized newspapers. For researchers working the Midwest, Fold3 has both the Chicago Tribune (1849-1923) and seven titles from Fort Wayne:
Daily Gazette 1882-1898
Journal Gazette 1899-1923
Weekly Journal 1890-1899
Weekly Journal Gazette 1899-1914
Put 'em together and that's more than half a century.