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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Jersey|New Jersey]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Cumberland County''' {{New Jersey-stub}}  
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Cumberland County
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| county_map = Nj-cumberland.png
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| state = New Jersey
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| founded year = 1748
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| founded date =&nbsp;
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| seat wl = Bridgeton
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| building image = Cumberland County Courthouse NJ.jpg
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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]}}
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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The County Clerk has land records from 1800’s<br>and immigration records 1840-1989. <br>Co Surrogate has probate records.<br>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>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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*1748, formed from [[Salem County, New Jersey|Salem]] County
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*1763, boundary clarified with [[Salem County, New Jersey|Salem]] County
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*1822, [[Cape May County, New Jersey|Cape May]] County boundary clarified and water boundary defined
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*1844, part of Maurice River twp. to [[Cape May County, New Jersey|Cape May]] County's Upper twp. and returned in 1845
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*1846, water boundary further clarified
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*1867, Pittsgrove twp. from [[Salem County, New Jersey|Salem]] County and returned in 1868
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*1878, part of Maurice twp. to [[Cape May County, New Jersey|Cape May]] County's Upper twp.
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*1891, part of Maurice River twp. to [[Cape May County, New Jersey|Cape May]] County's Dennis twp.
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*1892, part of Landis twp. to [[Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester]] County's Franklin twp. and returned in 1897.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Atlantic County, New Jersey|Atlantic]] | [[Cape May County, New Jersey|Cape May]] | [[Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester]] | [[Salem County, New Jersey|Salem]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
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==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate  ====
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==== '''Obtaining Copies of County Probate Records'''  ====
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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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*Eichholz, Alice, Editor. ''Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.'' Revised Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1992. ({{FHL|611946|title-id|disp=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.
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In addition, copies of the original wills, administrations, inventories, and guardianships sent to Trenton since 1901 can be ordered from:
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:Clerk of the Superior Court<br>
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:Records Information Center<br>
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:P.O. Box 967<br>
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:Trenton, NJ 08625-0967<br>
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:Telephone: 609-292-4978<br>
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:Fax: 609-777-0094<br>
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:Internet: http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Vineland New Jersey Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|New+Jersey%2C+Cumberland|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
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{{reflist}}
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{{New Jersey|New Jersey}}
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[[Category:Cumberland_County,_New_Jersey]]

Revision as of 17:11, 23 November 2012

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Cumberland County, New Jersey
Map
Map of New Jersey highlighting Cumberland County
Location in the state of New Jersey
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

Contents

County Courthouse

The County Clerk has land records from 1800’s
and immigration records 1840-1989.
Co Surrogate has probate records.
Dissolution Office has divorce records. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 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

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Atlantic | Cape May | Gloucester | Salem

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

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:

  • 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
Telephone: 609-292-4978
Fax: 609-777-0094
Internet: http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court


Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. 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.