Is there a place in your family history that is on the US National Register of Historical Places? If so, the application may contain significant clues or citations to additional sources that may be helpful in your own searches. There is more information here http://www.nps.gov/nr/research/index.htm
Remember that a military warrant may have been used to obtain property anywhere in the federal domain. Many veterans sold the warrant to someone else who settled the property it was used to obtain. Your New Hampshire veteran’s warrant may have been used to claim property in Kansas–where he never lived at all.
Ancestry.com recently released a database of Kansas state census records. Some searches aren’t working quite like they are supposed to (or at least not the way I think they should). Other databases may have the same problem. If you are an Ancestry.com subscriber view the post here and keep it in mind when searching there.
370,000 images are in this collection, ranging from the 1740s to the 1880s and covering 1,086 parishes throughout Ireland. The collection consists primarily of baptismal and marriage records. The records can be viewed at http://registers.nli.ie/
The archives of the Chicago Tribune are free as of this posting. How long the archives will be free is hard to say.