Be sure to understand any fees that may be required for copies of any records found.
Remember that each generation doubles the number of ancestors. It's easy to get lost if you don't plan ahead for your trip. Focus on one or two families. The others will still be there when you get to them.
Microfilmed pension records are available from the National Archives, HeritageQuest Online and the Family History Library.
Hometown Records may include newspapers (obituaries, special events, parties, etc.), City Directories (names and occupations of town residents and business information), maps (check boundary changes over time) and town and county histories.
Women were included under their husbands' naturalization until 1920. However, due to the Expatriation Act of 1907, a women lost her citizenship if she married a person from another country that had not already been naturalized.