1930 Census Record Question

Over 25 million Italians have emigrated between 1861 and 1960 with a migration boom between 1871 and 1915 when over 13,5 million emigrants left the country for European and overseas destinations.
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1930 Census Record Question

Postby Drew927 » 20 Mar 2010, 06:33

While reviewing a 1930 Census record, I noticed under the section for naturalization the letters PA are entered. I know that AL indicates Alien, but what does PA indicate?

Does anyone have an idea?

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Re: 1930 Census Record Question

Postby cdevita » 20 Mar 2010, 07:29

"First Papers" That means first papers were filed for naturalization. In order for naturalization to have taken place, a formal document would then have to be submitted.

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Re: 1930 Census Record Question

Postby johnnyonthespot » 20 Mar 2010, 12:39

PA = First Papers = Declaration of Intent

Keep in mind that census info is all based on "self-reporting" and did not need to be proved. In a case such as this, the person may or may not have really filed a Declaration of Intent (although he probably did) and may or may not have followed through/actually completed naturalization.
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Re: 1930 Census Record Question

Postby Drew927 » 20 Mar 2010, 15:04

Ok, Thanks for the responses!

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Re: 1930 Census Record Question

Postby Drew927 » 30 Mar 2010, 05:45

I was also wondering what the letters ab. next to two of the childrens names meant.

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Re: 1930 Census Record Question

Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Mar 2010, 11:08

"Ab or ab—Indicates a temporary absence at the time of the census. This means the person lived at the residence, but was not present at the time the census was taken. This abbreviation is usually found following the name or relationship."

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Re: 1930 Census Record Question

Postby Drew927 » 30 Mar 2010, 13:00

Once again, Thanks!


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