Genealogy Research Request Order Form

To help researchers who are unable to visit the library, a genealogical research service is available. The service is intended to provide the researcher with basic information found in the collections of the Cumberland County Historical Society regarding a specific family. The fee for this service is $40 for CCHS members and $50 for non-members. Upon receipt of payment and completed form, we will search the following:

The surname card catalog index to obituaries and marriages (from early Cumberland County newspapers, 1785-1870)
Card catalog index to genealogies and manuscripts
The Cumberland County histories and biographical annals
Census indexes, 1790-1860
Index to wills, 1750-1937
Will abstracts, 1750-1825
Tax records, 1750-1930
Church and cemetery records
Index to estate inventories
Photo archives
All other sources which may be appropriate

In general, we will not attempt to trace the history of a property or search the federal census. We will provide the names of professional researchers upon request. Please complete the form below to make our search easier. Please provide all names, dates and places regarding your request. Inquiries are handled in the order they are received. Please note that due to limited staff and volunteer researchers, there may be a delay of several weeks before your inquiry is started.

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