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Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Facts
When was Cumberland County, PA Created?
Cumberland County was established on January 27, 1750 from Lancaster County.
What is the County Seat of Cumberland County, PA?
The County Seat is located in Carlisle and in addition the county government website is www.ccpa.net/
What counties are adjacent to Cumberland County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Perry County, Dauphin County, York County, Adams County, Franklin County.
Cumberland County, PA Vital Records
Where can find Cumberland County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Cumberland County vital records can be found at the Pennsylvania Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records since 1906 and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Pennsylvania for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.
You can search online for Cumberland County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Pennsylvania Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- USGenweb Archives Pennsylvania Marriage Project
- Pennsylvania Vital Records, Vol. I, Vol. II, Vol. III
- Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950
- Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940
- Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1885 – 1950
- Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915
Cumberland County, PA Census Records
What Cumberland County, PA 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 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Cumberland Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cumberland Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cumberland Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Pennsylvania Census Records Research Guide
Cumberland County, PA Courthouse and Government Records
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 Pennsylvania Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Cumberland County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 1 Courthouse Square, Carlisle, PA 17013
- Phone: (717) 240-6345
- Cumberland County Recorder of Deeds
- Phone: 717.240.6370
- Land Records: 1750
- Cumberland County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts
- Phone: 717.240.6195
- Court & Divorce Records: 1750
- Cumberland County Register of Wills/ Orphan’s Court Clerk
- Phone: 717.240.6345
- Marriage & Probate Records: 1750
- Birth & Death Records: before Jan 1906
- Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993
- Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Quarter Session Dockets 1750-1785
- Early Pennsylvania Land Records
- BLM Land Records
Cumberland County, PA Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Cumberland County, PA?
A list of Cumberland County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Pennsylvania Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Pennsylvania Archives – Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (fold3.com)
- Cumberland County Historical Society, 21 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, PA 17013-1945; (717) 249-7610
- The Pennsylvania Archives Online
- Pennsylvania State Archives, 350 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120; Phone:(717) 783-3281
- Genealogical Society Of Pennsylvania, 2207 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103; (215) 545-0391
- Historical Society Of Pennsylvania. 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: 215-732-6200
- State Library of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Avenue and Walnut Street, P.O. Box 1601, Harrisburg, PA 17105-1601
Where can I connect with other Cumberland County, PA Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Pennsylvania Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- State of Pennsylvania Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Cumberland County, PA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Cumberland County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is basically a listing which has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.
Cumberland Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Pennsylvania Links and Information
- Cumberland Co. D.O.T. Map
- Map of Cumberland County, PA with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).
- 1895 Cumberland County Map (livgenmi.com)
Cumberland Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Pennsylvania Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Pennsylvania historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Pennsylvania (1719 – 1997) (genealogybank.com) Quickly find names and keywords in over 450 million articles, obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements and other items published in over 2,800 historical U.S. newspapers. New content added monthly!
- Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Books (amazon.com)
- Search Pennsylvania Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Cumberland County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Cumberland Co. PA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Pennsylvania Cemetery Records Research Guide
- Memories of Carlisle’s old graveyard : containing a list of the inscriptions on all stones in the enclosure in 1898 and descri (search.ancestry.com)
- Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Graves (findagrave.com)
- Cumberland County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Pennsylvania Church Records Research Guide
- Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1896-1936 (search.ancestry.com)
- Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Church Records (search.ancestry.com)
- Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (search.ancestry.com)
- Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Church Books (amazon.com)
Cumberland Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Cumberland Co., PA GenWeb Archives Biographies & Collections (usgwarchives.net)
- Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families from the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine (search.ancestry.com)
Cumberland Co. PA General and History Websites
- Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- William Allen and Cumberland County place names : a paper read at the annual dinner-meeting of the Cumberland County Historical (search.ancestry.com)
- History of Cumberland and Adams counties, Pennsylvania : containing history of the counties, their townships, towns, villages, (search.ancestry.com)
- Biographical annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citiz (search.ancestry.com)
- The history and topography of Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Bedford, Adams, Perry, Somerset, Cambria & Indiana counties : cont (search.ancestry.com)
- Alumni record, Dickinson College (search.ancestry.com)
- Dickinson College : the history of one hundred and fifty years, 1783-1933 (search.ancestry.com)
- Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Cumberland Co. PA Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Pennsylvania – Counties – Cumberland (cyndislist.com)
- Cumberland County Pennsylvania (genealogytrails.com)
- Cumberland Co. PAGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Cumberland County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Cumberland County, Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives (usgwarchives.net)
- Cumberland Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Cumberland Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization
- Pennsylvania, Naturalizations, 1794-1908 (search.ancestry.com)
Cumberland Co. PA Military Records
- Pennsylvania Military Records Research Guide
- Military history of Carlisle and Carlisle Barracks (search.ancestry.com)
- Pennsylvania Military Records (fold3.com) offers access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the Pennsylvania both males and females who served. Excellent for Cumberland County genealogists, researchers, historians and a lot more.