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Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic webpage-making skills, consider joining us!  Get the details on our
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[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]

If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.
More information can be found on the
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(A desire to transcribe data and basic webpage skills are necessary)


We regret that we have no time to perform personal research for anybody.
All data we come across will be added to this site, so please keep checking back here.


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We're looking for DATA for our sites!!!

We would very much like to make you part of this project.
If you have information that you'd like to share about any town, family, county or subject,
please send it to us and we'll make sure it gets posted to the right county.

Types of Data We're Looking to Post Online
 Send transcribed biographies, obituaries, vital records, census reco rds, newspaper gleanings, military records,
or if you have walked cemeteries and have transcribed those names and dates,  and any other type of data you think would be helpful to researchers

If you have data that you would like to have posted on this website, please Contact Us.

County History
Cumberland County was established in 1749 from Goochland County. The county is named for William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, second son of King George II of Great Britain. Cumberland County was also home to the Fleming family, which included Judge John Fleming and his son Judge William Fleming.

From 1749 until the creation of Powhatan County in 1777, Mosby Tavern served as the county courthouse, and the tavern subsequently became known as "Old Cumberland Courthouse."

UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES: Cartersville - Cumberland - Tamworth

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Website Updates:
Mar 2017:  Slavery News Item for HICKS



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Surrounding Counties
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* Powhatan County - east
* Amelia County - southeast
* Prince Edward County - south
* Buckingham County - west
* Fluvanna County - northwest

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