More than 250 years of documented Cumberland County history is now available online. Barbara Bartos, county archivist, said nearly 13,000 historical documents dating from the county's founding in 1750 have been placed on the county Web site. The Cumberland County Archives is dedicated to preserving, protecting and making accessible archival records created by the various county government offices.
Entries include slave returns, bastardy bonds, debtor petitions, pension applications for Revolutionary War soldiers, prison calendars and bolter and baker brand marks. The help file on the site does state that active and non-active, permanent and non-permanent records from 1750 to the present in volume or loose paper format still maintained by the various Offices and Departments are not available on the site.
To access the documents, go to http://www.ccpa.net/index.aspx?nid=2675.