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Maine Census Resources
1790 Federal Census
(As part of Massachusetts)

 

The 1790-1840 schedules furnish only the names of the free heads of family, not of other family members. These schedules totaled the number of other family members, without name, by free or slave status. Also, the sex and age categories that the schedules first used only for free whites from 1790 through 1810 eventually applied to other persons, and the age categories increased after 1790. Maine's 1790 census schedules are separate from those of Massachuetts. The Maine 1790 Census records are extant for all counties.

Maine in 1790 consisted of the following counties: Cumberland, Hancock, Lincoln, Washington, and York.

Index to Maine Genealogical Society's Maine Families in 1790, Volumes 1, 2, & 3. This series, begun by the Maine Genealogical Society in 1988 has provided researchers of Maine families with thousands of comprehensive 3-generation studies of families resident in Maine at the time of the 1790 census.

There are two terrific Census Projects run by USGenWeb Project members.

Maine State Archives Federal Census Resources

 


Source(s) for narrative on this page: Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790 - 1920 by William Thorndale and William Dollarhide. Copyright 1987. Picton Press: Maine Families in 1790 series. National Archives Records Administration (NARA).


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State Coordinator ~ Tina S. Vickery
Special thanks to David Colby Young, Maine's previous State Coordinator.

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