Dear Tim Kamphaus:
Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!Vital Records (birth/death certificates, marriage licenses, etc.) are not considered federal records and are not kept by the National Archives. We suggest reaching out to the local state or county for these records. For more information see https://www.archives.gov/research/vital-records.
You may also wish to search newspaper records of the time. Sometimes obituaries would be listed in the local paper with information about services or burials. Many times local libraries have access to these records onsite.
It is also worth noting that census records are a great resource for genealogical research. Information about census records can be found on our website at https://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/census/about. Many of these records have been digitized and are available through our partners or our catalog. For additional information about accessing these records, you can visit our website.
We hope this information assists you with your family research!