Previous name(s)- Cumberland Crossing modern location- Located about 90 minutes east of Bowling Green, KY and to the northeast of Nashville, TN, Highway 90 runs east/west through Cumberland County. Cumberland Lake lies to the northeast with the headwaters of Wolf Creek Dam located in the county and Dale Hollow Lake to the south east with portions of Dale Hollow Lake located within the county. Known for: Archeological and U.S. History, fine farmlands, excellent fishing and water recreation, hunting, and some of the finest, most helpful and friendly folks in the world. Please Note: The town of Cumberland is in Harlan County, not Cumberland County.
In March and April, 1996 a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. Required elements of a county page included offering queries and lookups. This project became known as KyGenWeb. Within just a few months, most of the Kentucky counties had a volunteer coordinator, and it was decided to expand the project to include the other states... and USGenWeb was born, and a short time later WorldGenWeb.