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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.

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, Atlantic County, Cape May County, Kent County, Delaware, Salem County.

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?
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 New Jersey courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless New Jersey 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 New Jersey Corthouse Records Research Guide.

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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