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Maine Census Resources
1900 Federal Census


As a rule the information gathered in each successive decennial census is progressively more detailed. The 1900 census schedules, which contain the most information of all the schedules released to date, give for each person: name; address; relationship to the head of the household; color or race; sex; month and year of birth; age at last birthday; marital status; if a wife is listed within the household, then the number of years married, number of children born of that marriage, and number of children living; places of birth of each individual and of the parents of each individual; citizenship; if the individual is foreign born, then the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States; the citizenship status of foreign born individuals over age 21; occupation; whether or not person can read, write, and speak English; whether home is owned or rented; whether or not home is a farm; and whether or not home is mortgaged.

The Maine 1900 Census records are extant for all counties.

Maine in 1900 consisted of the following counties: Aroostook, Androscoggin, Cumberland, Hancock, Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Sagadahoc, 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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