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October 3rd, 2011:

Genealogical Mystery: Solved!

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This past week, I received an email message from a patron asking for help figuring out what a symbol on an ancestor’s death certificate meant under race.  The death certificate was dated 1933 and he died in Raleigh, which is in Wake County.  The symbol used looked something similar to ăă with dots over the curved line and also the index on ancestry.com for his death certificate showed the racial designation as Aa.   (more…)

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