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Basic Information

  • The Source: A Guidebook Of American Genealogy (REF CS49 .S49 1997
  • Printed Sources: A Guide To Published Genealogical Records (REF CS9 .P75 1998)

Census Schedules, United States: Indexes and Finding Aids
Use these first if you're looking for a particular name in the census records, and have an idea of the years you wish to search.

  • Heads of families at the first census of the U.S. taken in the year 1790 (Maine Microforms HA201 .U5 1790 Index)
  • Maine 1800 census index (Microforms HA201 .U5 1800 Index)
  • Maine 1810 census index (Microforms HA201 .U5 1810 Index)
  • Maine 1820 census index (Microforms HA201 .U5 1820 Index)
  • Maine 1830 census index (Microforms HA201 .U5 1830 Index)
  • Maine 1840 census index (Microforms HA201 .U5 1840 Index)
  • Maine 1850 census index (Microforms HA201 .U5 1850 Index)
  • Maine 1860 census index (Microforms HA201.U5 1860 Index v.1-2)
  • Maine 1870 census index (Microforms HA201.U5 1870 Index v.1-2)
  • Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont 1870 census index (Media Resource Center CDROM F16 .A1 1870)
  • Heads-of-household listing New England as birthplace in the 1870, U.S. Federal Census (Reference CDROM Workstation 1)
  • Index (Soundex) to the population schedules of the 10th census of the U.S., 1880: Maine (Microfilm Un3 10th 1880 Index)
  • 1880 United States Census and National Index [all states]  (Reference CDROM HA201 1880 .E5 2001)
  • 1890 Maine census index of Civil War veterans or their widows (Microforms E494 .D56 1984)
  • Index (Soundex) to the population schedules of the 12th census of the U.S., 1900: Maine (Microfilm UN3 12th 1900 Index)
  • U.S. federal census index:1910 Maine (Ref F18 .Us1 2002  CDROM)
  • Index (Soundex) to the population schedules of the 14th census of the U.S., 1920: Maine (Microfilm Un3 14th 1920 Index)

NOTE: Soundex indexing is not available for Maine for the 15th census (1930). The NARA 1930 Census Microfilm Locator (http://1930census.archives.gov/) helps to identify microfilm reel numbers for towns, other geographic entities, and institution names.

Census Schedules: United States
The actual Census records are available via the resources below:

  • United States Census, 1790 (Microfilm Un3 1st)
    Includes ME, CT, MD, MA, NH, NY, NC, PA, RI, SC, VT, VA
  • 1790 census of Maine (Maine F18 .U53 1995)
  • United States Census, 1800 (Microfilm Un3 2nd)
    Includes ME, CT, MA, NH, RI, VT
  • United States Census, 1810 (Microfilm Un3 3rd)
    Includes ME, CT, DE, KY, LA, MD, MA, NH, NY, NC, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA
  • United States Census, 1820 (Microfilm Un3 4th)
    Includes ME,  CT, DE, DC, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MS, NH, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA
  • Population schedules of the fifth census of the United States, 1830 (Microfilm Un3 5th)
    Includes ME, CT, MA, NH, RI, VT
  • Population schedules of the sixth census of the United States, 1840 (Microfilm Un3 6th)
    Includes ME, CT, MA, NH, RI, VT
  • United States census of population, 1840 (Microfilm Un3 6th 1840)
    Primarily statistical data, but includes "A census of pensioners for Revolutionary or military services with their names, ages, and places of residence."
  • Population schedules of the seventh census of the United States, 1850: Maine (Microfilm Un3 7th)
    Also Boston, Mass. area and Hillsboro Cty., NH
  • Population schedules of the eighth census of the United States, 1860: Maine (Microfilm Un3 8th)
    Also Boston, Mass. area and Hillsboro Cty., NH
  • Population schedules of the ninth census of the United States, 1870: Maine (Microfilm Un3 9th)
    Also Hillsboro Cty., NH
  • 10th census 1880: Maine (Microfilm Un3 10th)
  • 11th census of the United States, 1890 : schedules enumerating Union veterans and widows of Union veterans of the Civil War, Maine (Microfilm Un3 11th)
    Note: These were special schedules. The 1890 Census burned and is not available.
  • 12th census of population, 1900: Maine (Microfilm Un3 12th)
  • 13th census of population, 1910: Maine (Microfilm Un3 13th)
  • 14th census of population, 1920: Maine (Microfilm Un3 14th 1920)
  • 15th census of population, 1930: Maine (Microfilm Un3 15th 1930)

Census Schedules, Canada: Indexes and Finding Aids

Name Indexes:

  • Index to the 1871 census of Ontario Stacks F1059
  • An index to Irish immigrants in the New Brunswick census of 1851 Stacks F1045.I6 T6 1991

Geographic Indexes:

  • Indexes to Ontario Census records : an inventory Ref F1058 .C686 1987, 1988 (suppl.)
  • Catalogue of census returns on microfilm, 1666-1891 Microforms HA741.5 1666-1891 .C4 1987
  • Catalogue of census returns on microfilm, 1901 Microforms Can SA 2-95/1993

Census Schedules: Canada

  • Nominal census of Lower Canada 1769-1835, 1825, 1831, 1842, 1851 Microfilm C1602.3 [year]
  • Nominal census of New Brunswick 1851-1901 [every ten years] Microfilm C1602.24 [year]
  • Nominal census of Nova Scotia 1851-1901 [every ten years] Microfilm C1602.22 [year]
  • Nominal census of Prince Edward Island 1841, 1861, 1881, 1891, 1901 Microfilm C1602.26 [year]
  • 1841 A Census of Prince Edward Island http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/census/default.htm
  • Nominal census of Quebec 1851-1901 [every ten years] Microfilm C1602.3 [year]
  • Canadian Census Archives of Colonies v. 460-461, 466 [1666-1741; 1685-1750; 1715-58; 1783] Microfilm shelved after Parliamentary Proc.
  • New Brunswick census of 1851 : Albert County GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1851-AL
  • New Brunswick census of 1851, Carleton County GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1851-Ca
  • New Brunswick census of 1851, Charlotte County GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1851-Ch v.1-2
  • 1851 census for Kings County, New Brunswick GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1851-Ki v.1-2
  • Census records of 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 for Kingston Parish, Kings County, New Brunswick GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1851-Kik
  • Recensement 1851, comte de Northumberland, Nouveau-Brunswick GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1851-No
  • Recensements--census records, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, Alnwick, Comte Northumberland County, Nouveau-Brunswick GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1851-Noa
  • New Brunswick census of 1851 : Restigouche County GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1851-Re
  • New Brunswick census of 1851 : Saint John County GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1851-Sj v.1-2
  • New Brunswick census of 1851 : Westmorland County GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1851-We v.1-2
  • New Brunswick census of 1851, York County GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1851-Yo
  • Census records, 1851 - 1861 - 1871 - 1881 : Saint Marys, York County, New Brunswick GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1851-Yos
  • Recensement 1861 : comte Gloucester, Nouveau-Brunswick GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1861-GL
  • Recensement 1861, comte de Queens, Nouveau-Brunswick GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1861-Qu
  • New Brunswick census of 1861 : Restigouche County GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1861-Re
  • Recensement 1871, comte Gloucester, Nouveau-Brunswick GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1871-GL
  • New Brunswick census of 1871, Restigouche County GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1871-Re
  • Fredericton census of 1871 GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1871-Yof
  • Recensement 1881, comte Gloucester, Nouveau-Brunswick GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1881-GL
  • Census record, 1881, for Kingston Parish, King's County, New Brunswick GovDoc:open CanNB PA2-1/1881-Kik

Vital Records
Includes copies of birth, marriage and death certificates.

  • Maine Vital Records - pre-1892 Delayed Returns, 1892-1955 (Microfilm Ea768)
Special Collections
Our Special Collections include a number of Maine family histories. Search the family surname as a subject in URSUS.  
Selected Online Sources
  • Cyndi’s List
    Cyndi's List is an index to genealogical information on the web. It includes online forms, and links to additional guides for beginners. The topical index organizes links into broad subject areas, then more narrow topics. The A-Z list is just an alphabetical  index of all subjects.
  • Family Search
    One of the best free sites on the web for genealogy research. Compiled and offered by the LDS Church. Lots of detailed guides to genealogy research, forms, web index, etc. Also an online index, however, searches limited information - only the 1880 United States, 1881 British Isles, or the 1881 Canadian Census; church records for Mexico and Scandinavia. Check out the "Research Guidance" tab, which suggests specific resources to search based on geographic location.
  • Ancestry.com
    This is a fee-based subscription service. However, access is available at the Maine State Library, Bangor Public Library and the LDS Family History Centers. Provides online access to multiple censuses in full text. Includes an index.
  • Heritage Quest
    This is a fee-based subscription service. Access is available to Maine State Library, Bangor Public Library, and Maine Historical Society. This database provides access to ProQuest's Genealogy & Local History Collection of 25,000+ family and local history books, the page images and corresponding indexes for the entire US Census, 1790-1930, a comprehensive subject index covering more than 6,500 genealogy and local history periodicals, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, and more.
  • Vitalchek
    Fee-based service which provides copies of vital records from anywhere in the United States.
Other Resources

The following places have additional resources for genealogical research:


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