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Cumberland formed from Lancaster County in 1750.

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Off Site Cemeteries and Other Cumberland County Records
Unknown Family Photos


Seeking adoption information in PA?
Copies of relinquishment papers, adoption decrees, petitions to have records opened, info on fees and procedures.


Genealogical Resources in Cumberland County

Bosler Free Library
158 W. High St.
Carlisle, PA 17013-2924
(717) 243-4642
M-F 10-9; Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5

U. S. Army Military History Institute
Carlisle Barracks, Bldg. 22
Carlisle, PA 17013-5008
(717) 245-3611
Cumberland County Historical Society
& Hamilton Library

21 N. Pitt St.
Carlisle, PA 17013-2945
(717) 249-7610

USGW welcomes the CCHS to the web.
Now with its own web site.
Be sure and check it out.
CCHS information is now available through these web pages.
Or email them at
CCHS email

Cumberland County
Hanover & High Sts.
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 240-6100 or

Clerk of Orphans Courts/
Marriage Licenses
(717) 240-6344

(717) 240-6195

Recorder of Deeds
(717) 240-6370

Register of Wills
(717) 240-6345

Courthouse Holdings.
Mechanicsburg Area Public Library
51 W. Simpson St.
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-6323
(717) 766-0171

Newville Historical Society
69 S. High St.
Newville, PA 17241-1405
(717) 776-6210

Shippensburg Public Library
73 W. King St.
Shippensburg, PA
(717) 532-4508

Cleve J. Fredricksen Library
100 N.19th St.
Camp Hill, PA
(717) 761-3900

New Cumberland Library
1 Benjamin Plaza
New Cumberland, PA
(717) 774-7820

Waidner - Spahr Library
Dickinson College
West High St.
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
(717) 245-1397
Murray Learning Resources Center
Messiah College
Grantham, PA 17027
(717) 691-6006

State Library of Pennsylvania
Genealogy/Local History Section
Forum Building
Walnut & Commonwealth
P.O. Box 1601
Harrisburg, PA 17105
(717) 787-4440
Pennsylvania State Archives
Third & Forster Streets
P.O. Box 1026
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1026
(717) 783-3281

The Genealogy Club
of the Harrisburg Area YMCA
West Shore Branch
410 Fallowfield Rd.
Camp Hill, PA. 17011
Online at West Shore Branch, YMCA Genealogy Club

Cumberland County Information

County Seal

Cumberland County Populated Places

  • From the GNIS data base.


Cumberland County Newspapers
on Microfilm

  • Known dates of available microfilm.


  • 1996 PA Daily Newspaper of the Year

  • The Sentinel
    The on line edition. [Obits archived 1997-Present. Use Advanced Search.]

If you have additions or corrections to these lists, please email Joe Patterson, County Coordinator.

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The Carlisle Indian Industrial School

An Introduction to the

Written by Barbara Landis and presented as a series of lectures in the Native American Sections of the Living History Forum on CompuServe Information Service.

The history of the CIIS is also available with photographs and will take a few minutes to download. For this version click here.

The Carlisle Indian Industrial School Home Page


Finley Families of Cumberland County

Extracted source documents of an early Cumberland/Franklin County
family by a GenWeb County Coordinator.

Includes several related family lines.

Finished your Cumberland search?


Visit our neighbors.

    Dauphin  formed from Lancaster in 1785.

    York  formed from Lancaster in 1749.

    Adams  formed from York in 1800.

    Franklin  formed from Cumberland in 1784.

    Perry   formed from Cumberland in 1820.


Sharpen your Research Skills

Dr. Carmen's Crash Course

  • Visit the excellent links to research tips for genealogists.
  • Something for the beginning as well as the experienced rooter.

Migration Routes

Occupation Chart

  • Have you seen occupations or titles in wills or tax lists and wondered what they really were?
  • See if you can find them on this list.

Disease Chart

  • Disease names have changed over the years.
  • This list may clear things up. Click here.

Female Nicknames

  • Do you have a female ancestor named Zilla or Creasy?
  • The nickname list could help determine who they "really" were.
  • If you know of others, send them along and I will include them, too.

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