Cumberland County KY Genealogy

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Cumberland County Records by City/Town

Burkesville Genealogy (58)
Marrowbone Genealogy (26)

Waterview Genealogy (24)

Overview of Cumberland County Records

  • Cumberland County was created in 1798 from Green County.
  • Copies of birth and death certificates from 1911 and later can be obtained from the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics.
  • lThe Cumberland County courthouse fires in 1826, 1865, and 1933 and many early records were lost.
  • The Cumberland County Clerk has some marriage records from 1882 to 1923 and 1927 to the present, probate records starting in 1815, and land records starting in 1799.
  • The Cumberland County Clerk Circuit Court has probate records starting in 1968, divorce records, and court records starting in 1820.
  • Online indexes and images of many of the above records can be found by using the links on this site.