Census abbreviations

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Census abbreviations

Postby MaryMena » 07 Apr 2010, 13:08

Could someone please explain to me what the abbreviations "Na", "Pa" and "La" mean under the heading "Naturalization" in the 1930 census?

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 07 Apr 2010, 13:18

Na = Naturalized = the person is a Naturalized US citizen

Pa = Papers = the person has submitted a "Declaration of Intent" to become a US citizen. Also referred to as "First Papers"

La = I presume you meant "Al"?

Al = Alien = the person is a citizen of a country other than the US
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Postby PeterTimber » 07 Apr 2010, 13:26

PA (Declaration of intent filed), NA=naturalized and La=laborer, laundress =Peter=
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Postby MaryMena » 07 Apr 2010, 13:30

Thank you. Yes, I did mean "Al".

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Postby PeterTimber » 07 Apr 2010, 13:48

yes but LA still has meaning for type of work engaged in and should not be dismissed out of hand!! =Peter=
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 07 Apr 2010, 13:51

PeterTimber wrote:yes but LA still has meaning for type of work engaged in and should not be dismissed out of hand!! =Peter=


Ahh, but not "under the heading 'Naturalization' in the 1930 census?" as the original question asked. :)
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Postby PeterTimber » 07 Apr 2010, 14:00

www.searchforancestors.com/records/cens ... tions.html and I do not read palms fee or no fee!! =Peter=
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