Re: "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names


your arguments are wonderful, but like the little old lady said in the fast food ad, "show me the beef".
please provide us with just one single properly documented case, out of all the millions of immigrants who landed at ellis island, where an american official changed the immigrant's name.  it shouldn't be difficult.
....... tom klein, toronto

At 3:07 -0700 19/7/20, main@... wrote:
Re: "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names
From: YaleZuss@...
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2020 23:56:48 EDT
Karen Silver and Philip Trauring, who writes the blog where Avivah Pinski found another claim against involuntary name changes (,
your ancestors, you don't discard anything they tell you unless and until you have actual proof that what they told you is wrong. NINC appears to have originated to motivate the wholesale discarding of family narratives, which would destroy whatever data they include; it's conceptually not that different from burning down an archive.
Yale Zussman

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