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Cumberland County


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Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Cumberland County typically starts with "977.373". Some common subject headings for Cumberland County are:

Cumberland County (Ill.) --History.
Cumberland County (Ill.) --Maps.
Counties of Cumberland, Jasper and Richland, Illinois --Indexes.

If you have questions about using the online catalog or subject headings, please see How To use Our Library. We've provided a few areas below to start you off.

County Histories

Complete surname index for 1884 history & biographical book Cumberland, Jasper & Richman Counties, Illinois : 2179 different surnames. Olney, Ill. : Historical Society Publ., 1969.
Call Number: 977.373 B32CINDEX

Counties of Cumberland, Jasper and Richland, Illinois. Historical and biographical. Chicago : F. A. Battey & Co., 1884.
Call Number: 977.373 B32C1975


UIUC affiliates or patrons using computers on-campus can access past census data via Heritage Quest.


Farm plat book and business guide, Cumberland County, Illinois. Rockford, [1951]
Call Number: Q. 912.77373 R59F


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Further Information

More information on can be found on our Web Resources Page as well as in the Illinois County Bibliography, which is shelved with 016.9773.

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