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'''Extinct towns:'''<ref>Before an extinct town was discontinued, it created official town records of interest to genealogists. For preservation these records were usually turned over to a nearby functioning town in the same county.</ref> &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>  
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'''Extinct Town:'''<ref>Before an extinct town was discontinued, it created official town records of interest to genealogists. For preservation these records were usually turned over to a nearby functioning town in the same county.</ref> &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>  
  
 
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Revision as of 00:15, 19 May 2013

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


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


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

Extinct Town:[2]   • Deering[3]

Communities

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

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. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content
  2. Before an extinct town was discontinued, it created official town records of interest to genealogists. For preservation these records were usually turned over to a nearby functioning town in the same county.
  3. 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.
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