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Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy

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County CourthouseEdit

Cumberland County Offices
1 Courthouse Square, Carlisle, PA 17013
Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Ph: 717.240.6100
Toll Free: 1.888.697.0371


Parent CountyEdit

27 January 1750: Cumberland County was created from Lancaster County. [1]

Boundary Changes [2]Edit

  • 10 March 1682: Chester County was created from the Colonial lands, including the whole part of future Cumberland County.
  • 14 October 1728: Lancaster County was set off from Chester County, including the future Cumberland County.
  • 9 March 1771: Bedford County was created from Cumberland County. By this time, Cumberland County included all what is now of Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Franklin, plus parts of Centre, Union, Snyder counties as well as the current county.
  • 9 September 1784: Franklin County was set off, no part of it was taken for any future counties.
  • 19 September 1789: Mifflin County was created from Cumberland and Northumberland counties, including the parts for future Centre and Juniata Counties.
  • 22 March 1820: Perry County was created from Cumberland County.

Record LossEdit

African AmericansEdit


Populated PlacesEdit

Neighboring CountiesEdit

Adams | Dauphin | Franklin | Perry | York






  • The Cumberland Co. Historical Society has published a series First Families of Cumberland County showing the connected drafts of the first landowners with maps showing the tracts and today's landmarks.  (Click on "Publications")

Local HistoriesEdit






Vital RecordsEdit

Societies and LibrariesEdit

Family History Centers

Web SitesEdit


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Pennsylvania line : a research guide to Pennsylvania genealogy and local history, 1990 ed. (Laughlintown, Pa.: Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogical Services, 1990), [FHL book 974.8 D27p 1990].