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Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
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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

What counties are adjacent to Cumberland County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Perry CountyDauphin CountyYork CountyAdams CountyFranklin 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 CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

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 1790-189019001910192019301940.

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

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 Pennsylvania Courthouse Records Research Guide.

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.

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

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

Cumberland Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Cumberland Co. PA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Cumberland Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Cumberland Co. PA General and History Websites

Cumberland Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Cumberland Co. PA Military Records

Cumberland Co. PA Schools & Directories