Today in Heritage History, 1823, Georgia passes the first U.S. State Birth Registration Law. Following passage of the law, newly appointed Georgia Birth Registration Department workers train intensively for two weeks to learn the special nuances, variations, and spellings based on ethnic derivations* for the name S-K-E-E-T-E-R.




(* e.g. in French; Skeetierre, Dutch/German; Skeiter, Spanish for Skeeter II; Skeeterito)