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The Daily Genealogist: Artifacts Found at Air Force Base May Be Tied to Revolutionary War

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Lynn Betlock
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“In recent years, archeologists have uncovered several musket balls, a shoe buckle, a knife, and other Colonial-era artifacts on land that is part of the Hanscom Air Force Base property [about twenty-five miles west of Boston] . . . Part of the Hanscom property extends near the site of a battle known as ‘Parker’s Revenge,’ which took place hours after the dawn clash on Lexington Green . . . Around 1:30 p.m. that day, Captain John Parker and his Lexington militia unit ambushed the British as they returned to Boston from Concord.” 

The Daily Genealogist: Bring Out Your Dead: In Recording Who’s Buried Where, History Comes Alive

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Lynn Betlock
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Over the past twenty years “cemetery reader” Maggie Rail of Spokane, Washington, has transcribed gravestone inscriptions at approximately 500 cemeteries.

The Daily Genealogist: Witness Transcripts from Cocoanut Grove Fire Released

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Lynn Betlock
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In advance of the seventieth anniversary of the November 28, 1942 fire at Boston’s Cocoanut Grove nightclub which killed 492 people, the Boston Police Department has recently released transcripts of interviews with survivors. The Boston Public Library has digitized transcripts of 148 interviews conducted from November 29 to December 11, 1942. They are available at Archives.org.

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