So.......guess what I get to do? I get to order my own birth certificate from Iowa of all things! And - I get to order my own Marriage Certificate from Oregon as I only have a copy. When we got married - also in the 70's - my husband and I lived on 10 acres in a little cabin/shack sort of place. We had a burn pile. I went to town and burned everything I could think of. Wrapping papers & ribbons from the wedding - this and that - and of all things my original Marriage Certificate. Not meaning to of course. Back then I ordered a copy, so a copy is what I got. Not certified. Not good enough!
I suppose it will be nice to have a certified copy of each. Don't worry - I live in the city and do not have burn piles anymore. It's a good thing.