Maine Census Records

Maine Census online research should begin with what is available online for free. If this proves fruitful then congratulations! If not, then I would suggest signing up for the online census images (links to the right) where you can access all the available online Maine federal census information directly from your computer at home.

Federal censuses for the state of Maine began in 1790, and continue every ten years thereafter. They are currently available through 1920 except for the mostly destroyed 1890 census. Even though Maine was a part of Massachusetts until 1820, the National Archives sees in its wisdom to catalog the early census (1790-1810) under Maine.

Parts of some of the earlier Maine census are incomplete or missing entirely:

  • York County in 1800 is incomplete
  • Oxford County in 1810 is partially missing
  • Houlton Plantation, Washington County in 1820 is missing
  • the 1890 Federal Census for Maine was completely destroyed by fire

Maine also has a special 1837 revenue-sharing census. Unfortunately only part of this census survives

1790 Maine Census Records

1800 Maine Census Records

1810 Maine Census Records

1820 Maine Census Records

1830 Maine Census Records

1837 Maine State Census Records

1840 Maine Census Records

1850 Maine Census Records

1860 Maine Census Records

1870 Maine Census Records

1880 Maine Census Records

1883 Pensioners Lists

  • Garland, Penobscot County Maine 1883 Pensioners List (hosted by Garland USGenWeb Project)

1890 Maine Census Records

1900 Maine Census Records

1907 Maine State Census Records

1910 Maine Census Records

1920 Maine Census Records

  • Sagadahoc County Census CD available for sale
  • Waldo County Census CD available for sale
  • York County Maine Township Census Records
  • See Census Images Online

1930 Maine Census Records

1940 Maine Census Records


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