Cumberland, Cumberland County, Maine Genealogy

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Modern town borders of Cumberland in Cumberland County, Maine.

Town Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Parent Towns[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Includes Neighborhoods, Villages, Unincorporated Communities,
Districts, and Census-Designated Places:

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Adjacent Towns[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In New England most original vital records of birth, marriage, and death can be found at the town clerk's office

Cumberland Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

Cumberland Town Clerk
290 Tuttle Road
Cumberland, ME 04021
phone:207-829-5559
Cumberland Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Town Reports[edit | edit source]

The town of Cumberland kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Cumberland kept town reports. (NOTE: Occasionally, these town reports missed vital statistics information from the end of the year. If you don't find your ancestor's vital information, check the following year's town report to see if your ancestor's information was recorded later.)

Resources[edit | edit source]

For more County and State resources see:

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Maine were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Maine denominations, view the Maine Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in Cumberland, visit FamilySearch Places.

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. The following are church records available online for the town of Cumberland:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Compiled Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Immigration[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of Cumberland:

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Go to Archive.org to find published materials for this town.

Maps[edit | edit source]

This selection incudes town, county, state, and historical maps

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Some Records are Searchable by Town

Revolutionary War, 1775-1783[edit | edit source]

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Civil War, 1861-1865[edit | edit source]

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World War I, 1917-1918[edit | edit source]

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World War II, 1941-1945[edit | edit source]

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Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Maine, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Cumberland town records available online:

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Maine, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Cumberland:

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers & Affiliate Libraries[edit | edit source]

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Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Societies[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]