Would records of someone born in Main prior to Statehood(1820) be found searching Maine or Massachusetts records?

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I have been trying to find information on an ancestor born in 1807 Maine but have had little luck.
WikiTree profile: Sarah Barker
in Genealogy Help by Charles Peterson G2G1 (1.1k points)
Maine has great records and their archives used to be publicly available but a previous governor closed them.  Try FamilySearch using their catalog and searching by county and town.  They have a lot of records that aren’t indexed.
I am working on unindexed Maine records for Cumberland county right now. You can go and search the images but if you know he town or county it will help since there are 61 films that have records of birth in 1807 and some of those films are thousands of pages.
Thanks.  The only info I have is census records showing Birthplace as Maine, no other data.

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I most often find them by searching using Maine.
by Kevin Conroy G2G6 Mach 7 (80.0k points)
I'm working on un-indexed records right now and even though the records are for both pre USA and pre Maine, they are still listed as Maine vital records.
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Maine's 1790, 1800, and 1810 census schedules are separate from those of Massachusetts. Maine became a state in March 1820.

Source: Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 by William Thorndale and William Dollarhide
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)

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