The US Constitution requires that a federal census be conducted every ten years; the federal census has been conducted since 1790. The records from 1790-1920 are made publicly available by the US National Archives; later census records are inaccessible for privacy reasons. (In addition to the federal censuses, Maine also conducted its own special census in 1837.)
The USGenWeb Census Project is undertaking the task of transcribing the census data from every available Federal census and making it available on the web. There are also some individuals who have transcribed parts of censuses for their own use, and generously shared it with us.
Listed here are sites where you can find either scanned images of the actual census records or transcripts of the records. Note: these links are presented as is until they can be verified. Please report any broken links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aroostook County Census Records
- 1860 federal census records Complete images on-line.
- 1820 census of Madawaska Settlement At that time it was part of Penobscot County, Maine and York County, New Brunswick. It includes communities on both banks of the Upper St. John River Valley in what are now Aroostook County, Maine And Madawaska County, New Brunswick.
- 1820 census of Houlton and New Limerick Plantations
- 1830 census of Madawaska sSettlement What was part of York County; includes all the communities and settlements along both sides of the St.John River from Van Buren, Maine to the St. Francis River, plus settlements along the Green, Madawaska, and Fish Rivers.
- 1837 state census records
- 1840 federal census records A complete transcription.
- 1850 federal census records This is only a partial transcription.
- 1850 federal census records A complete transcription.
- 1860 federal census records This is an ongoing transcription effort of theUS GenWeb Census Project.
The includes links to census records if there are any.
Maine Census Records
- Maine census information RootsWeb’s listing of all the known on-line and off-line maine census records.
- maine’s special 1837 census
- US GenWeb archive page on the Maine census Part of the US GenWeb’s census transcription project.
- Transcribed census records for Maine Courtesy of Mark E. Reed, webmaster of the Census Online project.
General Census Records — Commercial Sites
These are links to commercial pages that provide Aroostook County census records for a fee.