I know from family lore that my grandmother and grandfather were from right across the Potomac from Cumberland in West Virginia. Going through WV public vital records online, I have found the marriage certificate (in some form).

So I am requesting my West Virginia documents today. This will include an application for a birth certificate for my grandmother Joan, and an application for marriage certificate request for Joan and William. Forms for both can be found at the website of the West Virginia Health Statistics Center.

The cost for each is $12 (costs listed on this photo below are doubled due to ordering duplicates, but again, not counted in my totals) so $24 total for birth and marriage certificates. The records office address listed on both forms is the same, so I am dropping them in one envelope, total postage is one first class stamp ($0.44).

Total cost of this stage: $24.44

Total cost so far: $71.24