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what does Race - am mean?

what does Race - am mean?

Posted: 20 Jan 2011 6:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Jan 2011 7:45PM GMT
Surnames: Findley, Blair
I was looking for info on family search for my relatives Jeptha Findley and Lizzie Blair and came across the following document, however what is the race am?

http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=reco...

Re: what does Race - am mean?

Posted: 23 Jan 2011 1:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
American?

Re: what does Race - am mean?

Posted: 23 Jan 2011 3:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Doesn't american meal all of us born in the states no matter what race we are? white, black indian, hispanic

Re: what does Race - am mean?

Posted: 23 Jan 2011 10:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
I would have thought so, but in the absence of any other suggestion?

Re: what does Race - am mean?

Posted: 24 Jan 2011 2:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Fair enough thanks

Re: what does Race - am mean?

Posted: 24 Jan 2011 9:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Only a suggestion, and cannot see how it could be proved, but could it be that the person who recorded it, for some reason or other just mixed up "nationality" with "race"? Good luck anyway,

Re: what does Race - am mean?

Posted: 24 Jan 2011 8:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
After skimming through some of the other certificates, I noticed there were others also with "am" as choice for race...but there were also many with "white."

Makes me wonder as these were all in Texas, if the person who was entering "am" was using that as "American" as opposed to one of Mexican birth???

Virginia

Re: what does Race - am mean?

Posted: 24 Jan 2011 8:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am being to believe that is correct because the other family members I have found now are white, the name was misspelled so I didn't make the connection.

Thank you to all of you
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