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From: Dennis Ahern <>
Subject: U S census 1930
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 08:53:09 -0500
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"C. B. Hung" <> said:

>I read some time ago that PA meant that citizenship had been applied
>for and was pending. PA appears in the 1920 census for my father's
>family in Chicago. They had never been in Pennsylvania. I do not know
>what AL means. Two-letter acronyms for states did not come into
>wide-spread usage until after zip codes were introduced.

PA, or Pa stood for papers applied for. AL, or Al stood for Alien, and
NA, or Na stood for Naturlaized.


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