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Using Federal Documents to Dispel a Myth about Ellis Island
Kentucky Library Association (2012)
  • Katherine A. Pennavaria
  • Rosemary L. Meszaros
Abstract

Government workers at New York’s Ellis Island have been accused of murdering ancestral names to serve their own purposes and prejudices. Despite zero evidence to support this accusation, the myth stubbornly persists. They did not change names. They worked from manifests, which were governed by law.

Keywords
  • Genealogy,
  • Ellis Island,
  • Immigration
Publication Date
September 19, 2012
Citation Information
Katherine A. Pennavaria and Rosemary L. Meszaros. "Using Federal Documents to Dispel a Myth about Ellis Island" Kentucky Library Association (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/katherine_pennavaria/3/