Maine Families with
The information on this page was started by Douglas Hall. As he was pursuing his own genealogical research he maintained a notebook on black families in Maine that he stumbled upon
Much of the material comes from census data. In Maine, census takers frequently did not complete the race column unless to insert a B for black or M for mulatto. In searching census data, this highlights black families. Some persons listed as mulattoes may have been Indians, Spainish or other than black. It is not clear how census takers decided to label people.
This material should not be construed as definitative, but merely offer a lead to researchers.
The compiler uses the word black in his own references and where mulatto, negro, Negro or other terms are used, it is from the source material.
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