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Re: MESSINA,SICILY

Posted: 3 Oct 2011 6:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Names were NOT changed at Ellis Island!!!! This is simply a sad old tale!

Ship manifests were prepared at the Port of Departure by steamship agents. Name changes occured after the immigrants settled in the US to adapt to a more "American sounding" name.

In fact it was ILLEGAL to tamper with names on ship manifest by immigration officials.

Here is one of numerous links about this name change myth

http://genealogy.about.com/od/ellis_island/a/name_change.htm

Robert Jerin
Croatian Heritage Museum
Cleveland Ohio
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TheMafiaGirl 22 Sep 2011 3:11AM GMT 
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Robert Jerin 3 Oct 2011 12:38PM GMT 
oaktreencc170... 4 Oct 2011 2:11PM GMT 
sflint2 29 Dec 2011 9:06PM GMT 
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