I am always in search of ways to find information on our ancestors. I especially enjoy searching the old newspapers for the "color" that only the social pages of early newspapers can provide. By color I mean the day to day stuff that really makes our ancestors come to life!
With finances the way they are right now in this economy, everyone is tightening their belts, cutting back. Many people are looking for ways to research without spending tons of money that they really can't spare.
The Library of Congress website may just be what you are looking for. Chronicling America is the Library of Congress website that has old newspapers - not for every state, but for a good number of states. Its totally free to anyone who wants to use it. All indexed and scanned - just waiting for people to come & research. You can print the images or save them to your hard drive for later use.
Kudo's to the library for sharing these old newspapers with us. I've already found quite a bit of "stuff" that I've put into my genealogy file!