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Maine Families with
Black American Heritage

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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Please do not send queries here, they will not be answered. We do not do private research, look-ups, answer family or county queries here at the archives. If you have a query, please— contact the county host for your area of research. There you can find a list of all the county coordinators and links to the individual county pages. Check these pages out as they all have wonderful information to help you in your research!

You can also contact David Young or Tina Vickery if you would like to add your public domain documents to the archives.

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