Cumberland County, North Carolina Genealogy
|Cumberland County, North Carolina|
Location in the state of North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Townships and Cities
- 7 Web Sites
- 8 References
Cumberland County Courthouse
117 Dick Street Room 114
Fayetteville, NC 28301-5725
Register of Deeds has birth marriage, death and burial records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1930
probate records from 1850 rec from 1900
Cumberland County created from Bladen 19 Feb 1754
For tips on accessing Cumberland County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
- Locate publications about direct ancestors
- Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
- Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
- [Jarman] German, John L. "Finding the Father of David German of North Carolina and Shelby County, Indiana," The American Genealogist, Vol. 68, No. 2 (Apr. 1993):87-94.
- [Lewis] Lewis, J.D. My Neck of the Woods: The Lewis Families of Southeastern North Carolina and Northeastern South Carolina. Little River, S.C.: J.D. Lewis, 2002. FHL Book 929.273 L585Ljd; CD-ROM no. 1036
- Cumberland County Register Of Deeds has scanned their deed index books (1754-1976) and land records (1754-1968) and placed them online. To begin your search click here.
Civil War Battle
The following Civil War battle was fought in Cumberland County.
- March 16, 1865 = Averasborough, also known as Taylor’s Hole Creek, Smithville, Smiths Ferry, or Black River
- Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
Civil War Confederate units
Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
- -1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.
- -3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- -5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- -8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project, North Carolina State Archives. Search full text historical newspapers published in Fayetteville.
- Pre-1790 - Pre-1790 Cumberland County, North Carolina Genealogy Wills stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. Website tips.
- Index to Cumberland County Estate Records - A through L, M through Z - via the NCGenWeb Project
- Index to Estate Settlements - via the NCGenWeb Project
- Cumberland County Tax Records - via the NCGenWeb Project
- Fayetteville State University: 1947-2009
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
Townships and Cities
- NCGenWeb: Cumberland County - free genealogy resources; part of the USGenWeb Project
- Family History Library Catalog
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cumberland County, North Carolina. Page 508 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)