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OTISFIELD CENSUS TRANSCRIPTIONS I am currently in the process of transcribing the census for Otisfield as time permits.  My special thanks to Jean Hankins for assistance on interpretation of handwriting and proofreading!  Please scroll down the table below to see which years are on line. 
Last Updated  APRIL 3, 2012- 1940 census index see below

In the U.S., a census has been taken every 10 years from 1790 through 1990. All censuses taken after 1920 are still confidential and the information they contain is not open to the public. The census from 1790 through 1840 only named the head of the household and the numbers of people in categories - 3 males over 16, 2 males under 16, etc. The census from 1850 through 1920 lists each member of the household and usually gives the relationship to the head of the house. It also gives age (later years give birth month and year) and place of birth (usually just the state or foreign country). The 1890 census was almost totally destroyed by fire so there is a 20 year gap between 1880 and 1900.

Census abstracts are forms that you can fill out when you are doing  research with census records. They allow you to copy information from the census records in an organized way, helping ensure that you don't miss any important information.  If you want to print an abstract, go to the page containing that abstract...........http://www.familytreemaker.com/00000061.html
Added Jan 8, 2001

The entire 1790 Federal Census for the State of Maine is on-line at the US GenWeb Archives.

 Ocupsyshun - Census Taker

"I am a sensus taker for the city of Bufflow.  Our sity has groan verry fast in resent years & now in 1865, it has become a hard & time konsuming job to kount all the peephill. There are not many that kan do this werk, as it is nesessarie to have an ejucashun, wich a lot of pursons still do not have. Anuther atribeart needed for this job is god spelling, for meny of the pephill to be kounted can hardle speek inglish, let alon spel there names!" Hopefully this explains why you see your "names" spelt differently in some places.
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YEAR TOTAL POPULATION COMMENTS Latterday Saints FHC Film # NARA Film#
1790 197 Has only Head of Household name - all others enumerated by gender & age    
1790  Raymondtown Plantation a/k/a
Phillips Gore
68 Has only Head of Household name - all others enumerated by gender & age    
1800   451 Has only Head of Household name - all others enumerated by gender & age
Transcript contains 4 pgs numbered 203-206
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  Copy 32, Roll 6 
1810 912 Has only Head of Household name - all others enumerated by gender & age
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   Copy 252, Roll 11
1820 1291 Has only Head of Household name - all others enumerated by gender & age
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  Copy 33, Roll ?
1830  
13 Feb 04
1273 Has only Head of Household name - all others enumerated by gender & age    Copy 19,
Roll 46
1837 - Special Maine Agricultural        
1840
1307 Has only Head of Household name - all others enumerated by gender & age
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   Copy 704,
Roll 139
1840 10 Census of Pensioners for REVOLUTIONARY or MILITARY SERVICES    
1850
1171 Has name, age, sex, occupation, birthplace, for each free person in household 0009719  
1860  1199 Has name, age, sex, occupation, birthplace, for each free person in household 0803437  
1870 TOO FADED to transcribe.
I've tried Me. State Archives, & LDS Family History Center
26 Apr 2002
1100
Has name, age, sex, occupation, birthplace, whether parents foreign born for each person  in household 0552039   
1880 927 Head of Household listed in the Soundex only if there is a child age 10 or under living in the Household
Has name, sex, age, relation to Head of Household, marital status, occupation, birthplace,  father place of birth, mother place of birth for each person in household
1254477 (Ed 1-34), 78 (Ed 35-49) OR 79 (Ed49-End)  
1890 Fire burned RECORDS
838
Fire burned all but 6,200 records of entire US Census, these are indexed, but no Maine. Ancestry.com is attempting to recreate the census from city directories. Aug 15, 2000 NONE NONE
1900 728 12th Census of the United States Transcript by Marilyn Strout, Proofread by Tammy Richards, Complete 11/16/2001 FHC#1240590 T623-590
1910 633 13th Census of the United States
Transcript Completed 12/21/2001
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FHC#1374551 T624-538
1920 581 All Soundexes are arranged by Head of Household's name; all other family members are listed under that person and not separately
Has name, relation to Head of Household, sex, age, marital status, year of immigration to  U.S., naturalization and year, education, place of birth and native language of this person,  the father of this person and mother of this person, ability to speak English, occupation for  each person in household
1820639  
1930 568 15th Census of the US (more info) The census day was April 1, 1930.     

1940

488 Indexed 4/3/2012
Instructions to Enumerators
   
1950        
1960        
1970        
1980        
1990        
2000 1560 Census Statistics    

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