Friday, January 1, 2010

The Annie Moore Story -- The Saga Continues

Today, January 1 is the 118th anniversary of the opening of Ellis Island. In a recent article, "Photos of Annie Moore, First Ellis Island immigrant: Help Solve History Mystery," noted genealogist Megan Smolenyak recounts the Annie Moore story and its latest photo mystery. Annie Moore was the first immigrant to pass through the gates of Ellis Island. The article is particularly interesting explaining the twists and turns in identifying the true Annie Moore, with Ms. Smolenyak herself at the heart of the story. The article also provides a link to the 2006 New York Times article, detailing Annie's story.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Immigration History & the U.S, Part IV: Immigration after 1820

The recording of immigrants into the United State is of a relatively recent history. Awareness of this history, the dates for which records were kept, and the ports active during specific periods can help genealogists narrow their research. In this last of four articles, "Immigration after 1820," Alan Smith delineates this history.

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