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Cumberland County, New Jersey
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Cumberland County, New Jersey Facts

Cumberland County

When was Cumberland County, NJ Created?
Cumberland County was established on 1748 from Salem County. The county was named in honor of Prince William, Duke of Cumberland (1721–1765), second son of George II of England and military victor at the Battle of Culloden in 1746 .

What is the County Seat of Cumberland County, NJ?
The County Seat is located in Bridgeton plus the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Cumberland County, NJ?
Bordering Counties are Gloucester County (north), Atlantic County (northeast), Cape May County (southeast), Kent County, Delaware (west), Salem County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Cumberland County, NJ?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bridgeton, Millville, Vineland. Communities include Cedarville, Delmont, Dorchester, Fairton, Fortescue, Laurel Lake, Mauricetown, Port Elizabeth, Port Norris, Rosenhayn, Seabrook Farms.

What Townships are in Cumberland County, NJ?
Townships located in the County include Commercial, Deerfield, Downe, Fairfield, Greenwich, Hopewell, Lawrence, Maurice River, Stow Creek, Upper Deerfield. Boroughs include Shiloh.

Cumberland County, NJ Vital Records

Where can find Cumberland County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Cumberland County vital records can be found at the New Jersey Department of Health has copies of Birth, Marriage and Death records from 1878 to the present. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in New Jerseyi for current fees and application process.

You can also order Order Electronically Online or You can download an application for New Jersey Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate  Application to mail.

Cumberland County, NJ Census Records

What Cumberland County, NJ census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Cumberland County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800 (missing), 1810 (missing), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Cumberland Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cumberland Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cumberland Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. You can get free down-loadable not to mention printable census forms that can help with your research. See Also New Jersey Census Records Research Guide

Cumberland County, NJ Courthouse and Government Records

Cumberland County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Cumberland County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Cumberland County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also New Jersey Corthouse Records Research Guide.

The following information and facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records are usually in Cumberland County. The years stated below are considered the first widely known records data for this particular county.

Cumberland County, NJ Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Cumberland County, NJ?
A list of Cumberland County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New Jersey Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Cumberland County, NJ Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Cumberland County, NJ?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Cumberland County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Cumberland Co. NJ Books, Newspapers & Publications

Cumberland Co. NJ Cemeteries & Church Records

Cumberland Co. NJ Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Cumberland Co. NJ General and History Websites

Cumberland Co. NJ Immigration & Naturalization

Cumberland Co. NJ Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Cumberland Co. NJ Military Records

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