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Maine Census Resources
1850 Federal Census


The 1850 census was the first to record each person's name, specific age, occupation of those over age 15, place of birth, and value of real estate. The slave schedules, however, name only the slave owner and indicate only if a slave was black or mulatto, and his or her sex and age. The boundary dispute with British Canada was settled in 1842, giving Maine its present boundaries. The Maine 1850 Census records are extant for all counties.

Maine in 1850 consisted of the following counties: Aroostook, Cumberland, Hancock, Franklin, Kennebec, Lincoln, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo, Washington, and York.

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. National Archives Records Administration (NARA).

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Special thanks to David Colby Young, Maine's previous State Coordinator.

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