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Cumberland County, Illinois
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Cumberland County, Illinois Facts

When was Cumberland County, IL Created?
Cumberland County was established on March 2, 1843.

What is the County Seat of Cumberland County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Toledo aka Prairie City until 1874 (prior county seats was Greenup from 1843-1855) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Cumberland County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Coles CountyClark CountyJasper CountyEffingham CountyShelby County

Cumberland County, IL Census Records

What Cumberland County, IL 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 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Cumberland Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cumberland Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cumberland Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Illinois Census Records Research Guide

Cumberland County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Cumberland County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Cumberland County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Cumberland County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Illinois residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Cumberland County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Cumberland County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Cumberland County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Cumberland County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Cumberland Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Cumberland Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Cumberland Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Cumberland Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Cumberland Co. IL General and History Websites

Cumberland Co. IL Military Records