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The Daily Genealogist: Creating Your Baby's Last Name? Tennessee Says No

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Lynn Betlock
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Creating Your Baby's Last Name? Tennessee Says No
NPR's Morning Edition radio program reported on a couple who wanted to give their baby a "meshed" version of their surnames but hadn't realized that a 1970s Tennessee law prohibited such practices.


The Daily Genealogist: Rhode Island Puts Trove of Historic Records Online

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Lynn Betlock
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Rhode Island Puts Trove of Historic Records Online
The Rhode Island State Archives has made a digital collection of "scores of historic documents, records and odds and ends" available online.

The Daily Genealogist: Mystery of a 257-Year-Old Cannon Lingers

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Lynn Betlock
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Mystery of a 257-Year-Old Cannon Lingers
A Revolutionary War cannon used by the British and then by the Americans that disappeared in about 1961 from the Saratoga National Historical Park has been returned.

The Daily Genealogist: What We Found at Hart Island, the Largest Mass Grave Site in the U.S.

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What We Found at Hart Island, the Largest Mass Grave Site in the U.S.
"It's a place where few living New Yorkers have ever set foot, but nearly a million dead ones reside: Hart Island, the United States' largest mass grave, which has been closed to the public for 35 years. It is difficult to visit and off-limits to photographers."

The Daily Genealogist: Pages from an Underground Railroad Conductor's Diary Preserve Fugitive Slaves' Stories

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Lynn Betlock
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Pages from an Underground Railroad Conductor's Diary Preserve Fugitive Slaves' Stories
Philadelphian William Still served as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and his journal, begun in 1852, contains information about each fugitive he encountered. The Still diaries have recently been digitized as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Preserving Freedom project.

The Daily Genealogist: How Slaves Would Have Cooked

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Lynn Betlock
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How Slaves Would Have Cooked
"Culinary historian Michael Twitty, who recently gained national attention for his Paula Deen blog post, explores the roots of Southern food at [a] North Carolina plantation site."

The Daily Genealogist: The Great Hurricane of 1938 -- 75th Anniversary

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Lynn Betlock
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The Great Hurricane of 1938 -- 75th Anniversary
Meteorologist David Epstein describes the devastation wrought by the Great Hurricane of 1938, which caused hundreds of deaths and produced gusts of 186 mph, recorded at Blue Hill Observatory in Milton, Mass., which are still the strongest hurricane winds ever recorded in the U.S.

The Daily Genealogist: Growing Up Genomic: What Happens When You Know All a Baby's Genes?

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Lynn Betlock
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Growing Up Genomic: What Happens When You Know All a Baby's Genes?


"Boston-based researchers have just announced that they will be seeking subjects for a $6-million study called BabySeq that involves sequencing more than 200 babies' full sets of genes at birth, then following them to see how that genetic knowledge affects their lives and medical care."


The Daily Genealogist: Boston Voices Remember The March On Washington

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Lynn Betlock
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Boston Voices Remember The March On Washington
Boston public radio station WBUR interviewed local residents who participated in the 1963 March on Washington.

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