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Maine Census Resources
1870 Federal Census


The 1870 schedule asked if a person's father or mother were foreign born. Columns 19 and 20 cover "Constitutional relations." The enumerator checked column 19 if a male was a "citizen of the U.S. of 21 years of age and upwards." In column 20 the enumerator marked if a male citizen 21 years or older had his "right to vote denied or abridged on other grounds than rebellion or other crime." In other words, was the person denied the right to vote in violation of the 14th amendment, which guarantees citizenship, due process, and equal protection under the law for men regardless of race. The Maine 1870 Census records are extant for all counties.

Maine in 1870 consisted of the following counties: Aroostook, Androscoggin, Cumberland, Hancock, Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Sagadahoc, Somerset, Waldo, Washington, and York.

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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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