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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.
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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 Courthouse ==
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=== County Information ===
  
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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==== Cumberland County, New Jersey Record Dates  ====
  
== History  ==
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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==== Parent County  ====
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=== Cumberland County, New Jersey Historical Facts  ===
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=== Parent County  ===
  
*1748, formed from [[Salem County, New Jersey|Salem]] County  
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*1748, formed from [[Salem County, New Jersey Genealogy|Salem]] County  
*1763, boundary clarified with [[Salem County, New Jersey|Salem]] County  
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*1763, boundary clarified with [[Salem County, New Jersey Genealogy|Salem]] County  
*1822, [[Cape May County, New Jersey|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|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  
 
*1846, water boundary further clarified  
*1867, Pittsgrove twp. from [[Salem County, New Jersey|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|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|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|Gloucester]] County's Franklin twp. and returned in 1897.
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*1892, part of Landis twp. to [[Gloucester County, New Jersey Genealogy|Gloucester]] County's Franklin twp. and returned in 1897.
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
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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.  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Record Loss ====
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== Resources ==
  
== Places/Localities ==
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==== Bible ====
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=33&GScnty=1912&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|426764|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=33&CScnty=1912 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njcumber/cemeteries.html NJGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Cumberland+New+Jersey&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=New%20Jersey&county=Cumberland&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/nj/cumberland/cemet.htm NJGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/nj/cumberland.htm NJInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=18017&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=19&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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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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==== Census  ====
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*'''1855''' {{RecordSearch|2469955|New Jersey, State Census, 1855}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1865''' {{RecordSearch|2475024|New Jersey, State Census, 1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
== Resources ==
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==== Church Records ====
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{{NJ Church Intro}}
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:*'''1675-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|2106099|New Jersey, Church Records, 1675-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{NJ History}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property<br> ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{NJ Land}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Njcumberland.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Njcumberland.jpg]]
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==== Probate ====
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{{NJnewspaper abstracts|Cumberland}}
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{{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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In addition, copies of the original wills, administrations, inventories, and guardianships sent to Trenton since 1901 can be ordered from:  
 
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<br>  
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[http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court Clerk of the Superior Court]<br>Records Information Center<br>P.O. Box 967<br>Trenton, NJ 08625-0967<br>Phone: (609) 292-4978<br>Fax: (609) 777-0094<br>  
:Records Information Center<br>  
 
:P.O. Box 967<br>  
 
:Trenton, NJ 08625-0967<br>  
 
:Telephone: 609-292-4978<br>  
 
:Fax: 609-777-0094<br>  
 
:Internet: http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court
 
  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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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 $
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*'''1670 – 1760''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4723 Calendar of New Jersey Wills 1670-1760] at [http://home.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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1678 - 1980''' {{RecordSearch|2018330|New Jersey Probate Records 1678-1980}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — images
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===== Courthouse  =====
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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>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Vineland New Jersey Family History Center]]
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'''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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'''Cumberland County Historical Society'''<br>960 Ye Greate St.<br>Greenwich, NJ 08323<br>Telephone: 856-455-4055<br>[http://www.cchistsoc.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Mauricetown Historical Society'''<br> 1229 Front Street<br> Mauricetown, New Jersey 08329<br>
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[http://www.mauricetownhistoricalsociety.org/pgs/MHS_Library.htm Website]<br><br>
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==== Schools  ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{NJ Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{NJ Vital Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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== Cumberland County, New Jersey Web Sites ==
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
*[[Vineland New Jersey Family History Center]]
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*[http://www.familytree101.com/newjersey/cumberland-county.html Cumberland County, New Jersey History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/NJ/Cumberland-County.htm Cumberland County NJ Genealogy]  
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*{{FHL|New+Jersey%2C+Cumberland|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Cumberland County, New Jersey Neighboring Counties ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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{{NJ History}}  
*{{FHL|New+Jersey%2C+Cumberland|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
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*[[Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy|Atlantic]]
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*[[Cape May County, New Jersey Genealogy|Cape May]]
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*[[Gloucester County, New Jersey Genealogy|Gloucester]]
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*[[Salem County, New Jersey Genealogy|Salem]]
  
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{{New Jersey|New Jersey}}
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Latest revision as of 03:18, 29 March 2017

United States
New Jersey
Cumberland County

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.


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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


County Information

Cumberland County, New Jersey Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1790

Cumberland County, New Jersey Historical Facts

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

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

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

Resources

Bible

Cemeteries

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

Census

Church Records

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.


Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

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

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

Njcumberland.jpg

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

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

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

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Libraries
Museums
Societies

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


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Schools

Taxation

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

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.


Cumberland County, New Jersey Web Sites

Cumberland County, New Jersey Neighboring Counties

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

  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.