'''West Virginia Vital Records Online:''' [http://www.wvculture.org/vrr http://www.wvculture.org/vrr] This database is incomplete but contains many birth, marriage, and death records for West Virginia, from the 1700s-1970s. (West Virginia was Virginia prior to 1863).
Before Ellis Island there was [http://www.castlegarden.org/ Castle Garden] . To locate immigrants who arrived in New York between 1830-1892 , search this database. In 1892, [http://www.ellisisland.org/ Ellis Island] opened, and all immigrants arriving in New York were filtered through this location. FREE SEARCH, NO SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED<br>for Ellis Island / Port of New York Records.
'''Military Records and More: '''[http://www.archives.gov/research/order/orderonline.html http://www.archives.gov/research/order/orderonline.html] Once an ancestor’s regiment number and company number are known, service records may be ordered. Many ancestors also applied for a pension. Order these online from the National Archives. You are not charged if they do not find anything. Click ‘Proceed to Order Online,’ then click ‘New User.’ After registering, repeat the previous steps, and log in. Click ‘Made-to-Order Reproductions.’ Select a military service record or Union pension record for order, fill out the order form, and watch your mailbox for the records to arrive! You may also order immigration, naturalization, homestead files, and Native American records following these instructions. Call 1-86-NARA-NARA for help.