Question: You mentioned Montana State Census, can you tell me where I can find an early state census for Portland, Maine prior to the Civil War?
Answer: In 1837 tbhere was a household census for seven wards in Portland. It is not online, however you can examine it at the Maine State Archives in Augusta, Maine. Their is also one for Bangor, and the Maine Historical Society in Portland has the Eliot, Maine census for that year. If there were other communities for this unique census it is unclear what became of them. The families were arranged by head of household, and then by age category for those under 4 years of age, and those 4 to 21, and those that were over 21 years old.