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| building address = Cumberland County Courthouse<br>60 W Broad Street<br> Bridgeton, NJ 08302<br> Phone: (856) 451-8000<br>[http://www.co.cumberland.nj.us/content/173/251/1285.aspx Cumberland County Website]}}  
 
| building address = Cumberland County Courthouse<br>60 W Broad Street<br> Bridgeton, NJ 08302<br> Phone: (856) 451-8000<br>[http://www.co.cumberland.nj.us/content/173/251/1285.aspx Cumberland County Website]}}  
  
=== County Information ===
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===County Information===
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
  
 
Cumberland County is located in the Southwest region of the state.  It was created in 1748.  Bridgeton is the county seat.  The county was named for Prince William, Duke of Cumberland.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cumberland County, New Jersey" in ''Wikipedia : the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland_County,_New_Jersey accessed 23 September 2018.</ref>
 
Cumberland County is located in the Southwest region of the state.  It was created in 1748.  Bridgeton is the county seat.  The county was named for Prince William, Duke of Cumberland.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cumberland County, New Jersey" in ''Wikipedia : the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland_County,_New_Jersey accessed 23 September 2018.</ref>
  
  
==== Cumberland County, New Jersey Record Dates ====
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====Cumberland County, New Jersey Record Dates====
  
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cumberland County, New Jersey . Page 464-465 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 460.</ref></center>
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cumberland County, New Jersey . Page 464-465 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 460.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1777
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1840. General compliance by 1920.</center>
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| colspan="7" |<center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1840. General compliance by 1920.</center>
 
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=== Cumberland County, New Jersey Historical Facts ===
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===Cumberland County, New Jersey Historical Facts===
 
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=== Parent County ===
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===Parent County===
  
*1748, formed from [[Salem County, New Jersey Genealogy|Salem]] County  
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*1748, formed from [[Salem County, New Jersey Genealogy|Salem]] County
*1763, boundary clarified with [[Salem County, New Jersey Genealogy|Salem]] County  
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*1763, boundary clarified with [[Salem County, New Jersey Genealogy|Salem]] County
*1822, [[Cape May County, New Jersey Genealogy|Cape May]] County boundary clarified and water boundary defined  
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*1822, [[Cape May County, New Jersey Genealogy|Cape May]] County boundary clarified and water boundary defined
*1844, part of Maurice River twp. to [[Cape May County, New Jersey Genealogy|Cape May]] County's Upper twp. and returned in 1845  
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*1844, part of Maurice River twp. to [[Cape May County, New Jersey Genealogy|Cape May]] County's Upper twp. and returned in 1845
*1846, water boundary further clarified  
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*1846, water boundary further clarified
*1867, Pittsgrove twp. from [[Salem County, New Jersey Genealogy|Salem]] County and returned in 1868  
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*1867, Pittsgrove twp. from [[Salem County, New Jersey Genealogy|Salem]] County and returned in 1868
*1878, part of Maurice twp. to [[Cape May County, New Jersey Genealogy|Cape May]] County's Upper twp.  
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*1878, part of Maurice twp. to [[Cape May County, New Jersey Genealogy|Cape May]] County's Upper twp.
*1891, part of Maurice River twp. to [[Cape May County, New Jersey Genealogy|Cape May]] County's Dennis twp.  
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*1891, part of Maurice River twp. to [[Cape May County, New Jersey Genealogy|Cape May]] County's Dennis twp.
 
*1892, part of Landis twp. to [[Gloucester County, New Jersey Genealogy|Gloucester]] County's Franklin twp. and returned in 1897.
 
*1892, part of Landis twp. to [[Gloucester County, New Jersey Genealogy|Gloucester]] County's Franklin twp. and returned in 1897.
  
=== Boundary Changes ===
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===Boundary Changes===
  
 
For animated maps illustrating New Jersey county boundary changes, visit [http://www.mapofus.org/newjersey/ "Rotating Formation New Jersey County Boundary Maps"] (1683-1928) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
 
For animated maps illustrating New Jersey county boundary changes, visit [http://www.mapofus.org/newjersey/ "Rotating Formation New Jersey County Boundary Maps"] (1683-1928) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
=== Record Loss ===
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===Record Loss===
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
  
==== Bible ====
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====Bible====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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====Cemeteries====
  
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" |'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|426764|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |{{FHL|426764|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/New-Jersey/Cumberland-County?id=county_1912 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/New-Jersey/Cumberland-County?id=county_1912 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/nj/cumberland/cemet.htm NJGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://usgwarchives.net/nj/cumberland/cemet.htm NJGenWeb Archives]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Cumberland+New+Jersey&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Cumberland+New+Jersey&qt=results_page WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/newjer/cumberland.htm NJTombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://usgwtombstones.org/newjer/cumberland.htm NJTombstone Project]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394881&reqParentsLabel=Cumberland%2C%20New%20Jersey%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394881&reqParentsLabel=Cumberland%2C%20New%20Jersey%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/nj/cumberland.htm NJInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.interment.net/us/nj/cumberland.htm NJInterment]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[New Jersey Cemeteries| New Jersey Cemeteries]] for more information.
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| colspan="3" bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |See [[New Jersey Cemeteries| New Jersey Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
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==== Census ====
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====Census====
  
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
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|2010 |156898     
 
|2010 |156898     
 
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:*'''1855''' {{RecordSearch|2469955|New Jersey, State Census, 1855}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[New Jersey, State Census, 1855 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
:*'''1855''' {{RecordSearch|2469955|New Jersey, State Census, 1855}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[New Jersey, State Census, 1855 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
:*'''1865''' {{RecordSearch|2475024|New Jersey, State Census, 1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[New Jersey, State Census, 1865 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
:*'''1865''' {{RecordSearch|2475024|New Jersey, State Census, 1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[New Jersey, State Census, 1865 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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:*'''1915''' {{RecordSearch|2061544|New Jersey State Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[New Jersey, State Census, 1915 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
:*'''1915''' {{RecordSearch|2061544|New Jersey State Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[New Jersey, State Census, 1915 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
==== Church Records ====
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====Church Records====
  
 
{{NJ Church Intro}}
 
{{NJ Church Intro}}
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:*'''1675-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|2106099|New Jersey, Church Records, 1675-1970}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[New Jersey, Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
:*'''1675-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|2106099|New Jersey, Church Records, 1675-1970}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[New Jersey, Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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<br>
 
<br>
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394881&reqParentsLabel=Cumberland%2C%20New%20Jersey%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
 
*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394881&reqParentsLabel=Cumberland%2C%20New%20Jersey%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
==== Court Records ====
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====Court Records====
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====Emigration and Immigration====
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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====Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups====
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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====Gazetteers====
  
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394881&reqParentsLabel=Cumberland%2C%20New%20Jersey%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394881&reqParentsLabel=Cumberland%2C%20New%20Jersey%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
==== Genealogy ====
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====Genealogy====
  
==== History ====
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====History====
  
 
{{NJ History}}  
 
{{NJ History}}  
  
==== Land and Property<br>  ====
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====Land and Property====
  
 
{{NJ Land}}  
 
{{NJ Land}}  
  
==== Maps ====
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====Maps====
 
{{NJ Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NJ Cumberland County}}}}
 
{{NJ Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NJ Cumberland County}}}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394881&reqParentsLabel=Cumberland%2C%20New%20Jersey%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394881&reqParentsLabel=Cumberland%2C%20New%20Jersey%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
==== Migration ====
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====Migration====
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====Military====
  
==== Military  ====
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====Naturalization and Citizenship====
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
 
*'''1796-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2649169|New Jersey Naturalization Records, 1796-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[New Jersey Naturalization Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1796-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2649169|New Jersey Naturalization Records, 1796-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[New Jersey Naturalization Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
  
 
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===Populated places===
=== Populated places ===
 
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit  
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit  
 
[https://newjersey.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,011,c,cumberland.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cumberland County, New Jersey," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland_County, New Jersey#Communities accessed  8 March 2020.</ref>
 
[https://newjersey.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,011,c,cumberland.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cumberland County, New Jersey," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland_County, New Jersey#Communities accessed  8 March 2020.</ref>
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==== Newspapers ====
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====Newspapers====
  
 
{{NJnewspaper abstracts|Cumberland}}  
 
{{NJnewspaper abstracts|Cumberland}}  
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{{New Jersey Probate Intro}}  
 
{{New Jersey Probate Intro}}  
  
===== '''Obtaining Copies of County Probate Records''' =====
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====='''Obtaining Copies of County Probate Records'''=====
  
 
Copies of recorded probate records and the estate files can be obtained from the surrogate's offices for a fee. Addresses of surrogate's offices are found in:  
 
Copies of recorded probate records and the estate files can be obtained from the surrogate's offices for a fee. Addresses of surrogate's offices are found in:  
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'''Online Probate Records'''  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''  
  
*'''1656 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8796 New Jersey Wills and Probate Records 1656-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $  
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*'''1656 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8796 New Jersey Wills and Probate Records 1656-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*'''1670 – 1760''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4723 Calendar of New Jersey Wills 1670-1760] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $  
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*'''1670 – 1760''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4723 Calendar of New Jersey Wills 1670-1760] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*'''1670 – 1817''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2793 New Jersey Abstract of Wills 1670-1817] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $  
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*'''1670 – 1817''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2793 New Jersey Abstract of Wills 1670-1817] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
*'''1678 - 1980''' {{RecordSearch|2018330|New Jersey Probate Records 1678-1980}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[New Jersey, Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1678 - 1980''' {{RecordSearch|2018330|New Jersey Probate Records 1678-1980}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[New Jersey, Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
===== Courthouse =====
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=====Courthouse=====
  
 
The County Clerk has land records from 1800’s and immigration records 1840-1989. County Surrogate has probate records. Dissolution Office has divorce records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cumberland County, New Jersey page 464, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
The County Clerk has land records from 1800’s and immigration records 1840-1989. County Surrogate has probate records. Dissolution Office has divorce records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cumberland County, New Jersey page 464, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
===== Family History Centers =====
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=====Family History Centers=====
  
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
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*[[Vineland New Jersey Family History Center]]
 
*[[Vineland New Jersey Family History Center]]
  
===== Libraries =====
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=====Libraries=====
  
===== Museums =====
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=====Museums=====
  
===== Societies =====
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=====Societies=====
  
 
'''Cumberland County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 16<br> Gibson House<br> Greenwich, NJ 08323<br>Telephone: 609-455-4055<br>E-mail:[mailto:cchistsoc@verizon.net cchistsoc@verizon.net]<br>[http://www.cchistsoc.org/ Website]<br><br>
 
'''Cumberland County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 16<br> Gibson House<br> Greenwich, NJ 08323<br>Telephone: 609-455-4055<br>E-mail:[mailto:cchistsoc@verizon.net cchistsoc@verizon.net]<br>[http://www.cchistsoc.org/ Website]<br><br>
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[http://www.mauricetownhistoricalsociety.org/pgs/MHS_Library.htm Website]<br><br>
 
[http://www.mauricetownhistoricalsociety.org/pgs/MHS_Library.htm Website]<br><br>
  
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'''Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society'''
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108 South Seventh Street
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Post Office Box 35
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Vineland, NJ 08362
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Telephone: 856-691-1111
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Email: VinelandHistory@gmail.com
  
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Website: http://www.discovervinelandhistory.org/
  
 
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==== Schools ====
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====Schools====
  
==== Taxation ====
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====Taxation====
  
 
{{NJ Tax Intro}}  
 
{{NJ Tax Intro}}  
  
==== Vital Records ====
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====Vital Records====
  
 
{{NJ Vital Intro}}
 
{{NJ Vital Intro}}
 
=====Birth=====
 
=====Birth=====
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*'''1901-1903''', {{RecordSearch|2843408|New Jersey, Reclaim the Records, New Jersey Birth Index, 1901-1903}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[New Jersey, Birth Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1901-1903''', {{RecordSearch|2843408|New Jersey, Reclaim the Records, New Jersey Birth Index, 1901-1903}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[New Jersey, Birth Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
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1606-1981 - New Jersey, United States Marriages at FindMyPast — index $
 
1606-1981 - New Jersey, United States Marriages at FindMyPast — index $
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*'''1670-1980''', {{RecordSearch|2365247|New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1670-1980''', {{RecordSearch|2365247|New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1930-1938''', {{RecordSearch|2842740|New Jersey, Bride Index, 1930-1938}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[New Jersey, Bride Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1930-1938''', {{RecordSearch|2842740|New Jersey, Bride Index, 1930-1938}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[New Jersey, Bride Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
=====Death=====
 
=====Death=====
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Cumberland County, New Jersey ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


Cumberland County, New Jersey
Map
Map of New Jersey highlighting Cumberland County
Location in the state of New Jersey, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Jersey
Location of New Jersey in the U.S.
Facts
Founded  , 1748
County Seat Bridgeton
Courthouse
Cumberland County Courthouse NJ.jpg
Address Cumberland County Courthouse
60 W Broad Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: (856) 451-8000
Cumberland County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Cumberland County is located in the Southwest region of the state. It was created in 1748. Bridgeton is the county seat. The county was named for Prince William, Duke of Cumberland.[1]


Cumberland County, New Jersey Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1901 1777 1901 1840 1766 1747 1830
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1840. General compliance by 1920.

Cumberland County, New Jersey Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • 1748, formed from Salem County
  • 1763, boundary clarified with Salem County
  • 1822, Cape May County boundary clarified and water boundary defined
  • 1844, part of Maurice River twp. to Cape May County's Upper twp. and returned in 1845
  • 1846, water boundary further clarified
  • 1867, Pittsgrove twp. from Salem County and returned in 1868
  • 1878, part of Maurice twp. to Cape May County's Upper twp.
  • 1891, part of Maurice River twp. to Cape May County's Dennis twp.
  • 1892, part of Landis twp. to Gloucester County's Franklin twp. and returned in 1897.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating New Jersey county boundary changes, visit "Rotating Formation New Jersey County Boundary Maps" (1683-1928) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NJGenWeb Archives WorldCat Billion Graves
NJTombstone Project FamilySearch Places
NJInterment
Billion Graves
See New Jersey Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 8,248
1800 9,529 15.5%
1810 12,670 33.0%
1820 12,668 −0.0%
1830 14,093 11.2%
1840 14,374 2.0%
1850 17,189 19.6%
1860 22,605 31.5%
1870 34,665 53.4%
1880 37,687 8.7%
1890 45,438 20.6%
1900 51,193 12.7%
1910 55,153 7.7%
1920 61,348 11.2%
1930 69,895 13.9%
1940 73,184 4.7%
1950 88,597 21.1%
1960 106,850 20.6%
1970 121,374 13.6%
1980 132,866 9.5%
1990 138,053 3.9%
2000 146,438 6.1%
2010 156,898 7.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about denominations, view the New Jersey Church Records wiki page.



List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for New Jersey counties. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section New Jersey Local Histories.


Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See New Jersey Land and Property for information about New Jersey Proprietary land records. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.


Maps[edit | edit source]

Gloucester CountyAtlantic CountyCape May CountySalem CountyNJ CUMBERLAND.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources



Migration[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]


Populated places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[3]

Cities
Boroughs
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships


Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:



Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy Probate Court. From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. Most counties transferred all records to the Probate Court, but in some circumstances, Court of Common Pleas records should be searched for records prior to 1852. Most records are housed at the Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy Courthouse. Some records are on microfilm at the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:

See the wiki page New Jersey Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only).

Obtaining Copies of County Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Copies of recorded probate records and the estate files can be obtained from the surrogate's offices for a fee. Addresses of surrogate's offices are found in:

  • Eichholz, Alice, Editor. Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. Revised Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1992. (Family History Library book 973 D27rb 1992.) Explains state-by-state history, vital records, census, background sources, periodicals, archives, libraries, societies, maps, land, probate, court, tax, cemetery, church, and military records. Includes county boundary map and table which shows when each county was created and the parent counties.

In addition, copies of the original wills, administrations, inventories, and guardianships sent to Trenton since 1901 can be ordered from:

Clerk of the Superior Court
Records Information Center
P.O. Box 967
Trenton, NJ 08625-0967
Phone: (609) 292-4978
Fax: (609) 777-0094

Online Probate Records

Courthouse[edit | edit source]

The County Clerk has land records from 1800’s and immigration records 1840-1989. County Surrogate has probate records. Dissolution Office has divorce records. [4]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]
Museums[edit | edit source]
Societies[edit | edit source]

Cumberland County Historical Society
PO Box 16
Gibson House
Greenwich, NJ 08323
Telephone: 609-455-4055
E-mail:cchistsoc@verizon.net
Website

Cumberland County Historical Society
960 Ye Greate St.
Greenwich, NJ 08323
Telephone: 856-455-4055
Website

Mauricetown Historical Society
1229 Front Street
Mauricetown, New Jersey 08329
Website

Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society

108 South Seventh Street

Post Office Box 35

Vineland, NJ 08362

Telephone: 856-691-1111

Email: VinelandHistory@gmail.com

Website: http://www.discovervinelandhistory.org/

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Schools[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

New Jersey tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page New Jersey Taxation.


Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the New Jersey Vital Records State Department of Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. Original marriage records are usually held at the county Bureau of Vital Statistics.


Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

1606-1981 - New Jersey, United States Marriages at FindMyPast — index $

Death[edit | edit source]

Cumberland County, New Jersey Websites[edit | edit source]

Cumberland County, New Jersey Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for New Jersey counties. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section New Jersey Local Histories.


Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Cumberland County, New Jersey" in Wikipedia : the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland_County,_New_Jersey accessed 23 September 2018.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cumberland County, New Jersey . Page 464-465 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 460.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Cumberland County, New Jersey," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland_County, New Jersey#Communities accessed 8 March 2020.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cumberland County, New Jersey page 464, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.