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Vital Records of Cumberland, Maine 1701-1892 is a compilation of nine volumes of vital records held in the Cumberland Town Archives that predate the 1892 Maine law requiring the state’s municipalities to report vital statistics to the Secretary of State. Some of these volumes are the original birth, death and marriage registers, while others are copies of the original records of Cumberland and North Yarmouth (Cumberland seceded from North Yarmouth in 1821). In 1959, the Town of Cumberland authorized a project to transcribe the records, a task undertaken by Antoinette W. Packard and Hazel McGoff. During the 1990s, the data from the Packard–McGoff volumes was entered into Microsoft Excel. Prince Memorial Library received copies of the spreadsheets in 2002, and the data was imported into Microsoft Access and verified. Cumberland Vital Records 1701–1892 includes listings for 6,211 births, 1,828 deaths and 2,083 marriages. The data is presented as it appears in the Packard–McGoff volumes, however not all of the information contained in those volumes (e.g., cause of death) is included.

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Vital Records of Cumberland, Maine 1701-1892



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