Sunday, December 6, 2009

Getting History Right

Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak has an excellent article on Huffington Post titled Getting History Wrong, dated 3 December 2009.

The article is about Annie Moore, the Irish girl who was, supposedly, the first immigrant through Ellis Island on 1 January 1892. A woman named Annie Moore from Illinois claimed that she was this first girl, but Megan investigated this story back in 2006, and a legion of genealogists helped her uncover the real Annie Moore.

Read the article - it's a good summary of why we all need to find the facts and not just listen to family folklore. We need to Get History Right!

1 comment:

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Excellent article. Thanks for the referral!

Keep those ancestor stories coming!

Bill ;-)