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''[[United States|United States]] > [[Maine|Maine]] > Cumberland County'' [[Image:Me-cumberland.png|thumb|right|300px|Me-cumberland.png]]  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Cumberland County'''
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Guide to '''Cumberland County Maine genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Cumberland County
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| county_map = Me-cumberland.png
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| state = Maine
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| founded year = 1760
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| founded date = March 28
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| seat = Portland
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| building address = Cumberland County Courthouse<br> 142 Federal Street<br>Portland, Me 04101-4151<br>Phone: 207.871.8380<br>[http://www.cumberlandcounty.org/ '''Cumberland County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
&nbsp;[http://www.cumberlandcounty.org/ Cumberland County Courthouse]<br>142 Federal Street<br>Portland, Me 04101-4151<br>Phone: 207.871.8380&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has death, probate and land records from 1760; <br>City or Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cumberland County, Maine page 304, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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<br>County Clerk has death, probate and land records from 1760.<br>City or Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cumberland County, Maine page 304, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*Created 28 March 1760 from [[York County, Maine|York]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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*Created 28 March 1760 from [[York County, Maine|York]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
*Parts were taken for:  
 
*Parts were taken for:  
**[[Oxford County, Maine|Oxford]] County 4 March 1805. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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**[[Oxford County, Maine|Oxford]] County 4 March 1805. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
**[[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]] County 20 March 1838. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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**[[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]] County 20 March 1838. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
**[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin]] County 18 March 1854. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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**[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin]] County 18 March 1854. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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{{MECumberlandCoTownsMap}}
  
===== Cities =====
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'''Cities''' • Portland&nbsp;&nbsp;• South Portland&nbsp;&nbsp;• Westbrook
  
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*Portland
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*South Portland
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*Westbrook
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*Casco  
 
*Casco  
 
*Chebeague Island  
 
*Chebeague Island  
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*Cumberland  
 
*Falmouth  
 
*Falmouth  
 
*Freeport
 
*Freeport
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*Frye Island  
 
*Frye Island  
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*[[Gorham, Maine|Gorham]]
 
*Gray  
 
*Gray  
 
*Harpswell  
 
*Harpswell  
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'''Extinct towns''' &nbsp; • Deering<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 95. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[http://www.raynorshyn.com/megenweb/cumberland/ The Cumberland County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.raynorshyn.com/megenweb/cumberland/ The Cumberland County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/cumberland/index.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Cumberland County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/cumberland/index.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Cumberland County  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/me/cumberland/index.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Cumberland County (backup site)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/cumberland/index.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Cumberland County (backup site)  
 
*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Cumberland|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Cumberland County  
 
*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Cumberland|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Cumberland County  
*[http://www.westbrookhistoricalsociety.org/collections.html Westbrook Historical Society Collections]
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*[http://www.westbrookhistoricalsociety.org/collections.html Westbrook Historical Society Collections]  
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*[http://maine-genealogy.com/Cumberland-County-Genealogy.htm Cumberland County Genealogy] (Maine Genealogy)
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Cumberland County

Guide to Cumberland County Maine genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Cumberland County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Cumberland County
Location in the state of Maine
Facts
Founded March 28, 1760
County Seat Portland
Courthouse
Address Cumberland County Courthouse
142 Federal Street
Portland, Me 04101-4151
Phone: 207.871.8380
Cumberland County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


County Clerk has death, probate and land records from 1760.
City or Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records. [1]

History

Parent County

  • Created 28 March 1760 from York County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

MaineCumberland CountyYork CountyOxford CountyAndroscoggin CountyKennebec CountySagadahoc CountyHarrisonBridgtonNaplesCascoRaymondNew GloucesterGrayPownalNorth YarmouthYarmouthFreeportBrunswickHarpswellChebeague IslandLong IslandCumberlandFalmouthWestbrookPortlandSouth PortlandCape ElizabethScarboroughGorhamWindhamFrye IslandStandishBaldwinSebagoOld Orchard BeachSacoBiddefordArundelLymanDaytonBuxtonHollisWaterboroAlfredShapleighActonNewfieldLimerickLimingtonCornishPersonfieldPorterHiramBrownfieldDenmarkFryeburgSwedenLovellStonehamWaterfordAlbany Township (South Oxford)NorwayParisBuckfieldHebronOxfordOtisfieldPolandMechanic FallsMinotTurnerLeedsGreeneWalesLewistonAuburnSabattusLisbonDurhamMonmouthLitchfieldWest GardnerFarmingdaleGardnerRichmondPerkins TownshipBowdoinhamBowdoinTopshamWoolwichBathWest BathPhippsburg
Modern town borders in Cumberland County, Maine.


Cities • Portland  • South Portland  • Westbrook

Towns

  • Baldwin
  • Bridgton
  • Brunswick
  • Cape Elizabeth
  • Casco
  • Chebeague Island
  • Cumberland
  • Falmouth
  • Freeport
  • Frye Island
  • Gorham
  • Gray
  • Harpswell
  • Harrison
  • Long Island
  • Naples
  • New Gloucester
  • North Yarmouth
  • Pownal
  • Raymond
  • Scarborough
  • Sebago
  • Standish
  • Windham
  • Yarmouth

Communities

  • Bridgton
  • Brunswick
  • Brunswick Station
  • Cumberland Center
  • Falmouth Foreside
  • Freeport
  • Gorham
  • Little Falls-South Windham
  • North Windham
  • Scarborough
  • Yarmouth

Extinct towns   • Deering[2]

Neighboring Counties

Androscoggin | Oxford | Sagadahoc | York

Resources

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Westbrook Historical Society:

Maine Catholic Cemetery Committee's Online Databases: There are 65 catholic cemeteries in this diocese and they are slowly being put online.

Census

  • 1905 Transcription - only Scarboro

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cumberland County, Maine page 304, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 95. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.