This question is arose from the question
Difference between equivalence relations on algebraic cycles

and the example 3 in lecture 1 in Mumford's book Lectures on curves on an algebraic surface.

Here is the example.

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve. A curve $C$ on $\mathbb{P}^1\times E$ is said has projection degree $(d, e)$, if the projections $C\to\mathbb{P}^1$ and $C\to E$ are of degree $d$ and $e$ respectively. In that example Mumford shows that the curves with projection degree (d,e) and $d>0$ forms a $d(e+1)$ irreducible family of curves. Clearly, these curves are algebraic equivalence. But this family is not a linear system.

I can understand why the dimension is $d(e+1)$ with the help that numerical and algebraic equivalence coincide for divisors. But why the equivalences coincide for divisors? Where is the place discussing these equivalence of algebraic cycles? Also what is the irreducible family in this example?