Overdue salute to Ellis Island’s first immigrant placed at grave

What a wonderful story! More than 80 years after her death, the first person to pass through Ellis Island finally has a marker on her last resting place, according to this story from the New York Daily News.

One commenter notes, “By the way, a very skilled researcher & genealogist, Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, found the real Annie. The legend was that she’d married & died in Texas, but it wasn’t too likely. Ms. Smolanyak found the NYC records & traced the family.”

Megan’s several books are available on Amazon.

Also on  October 18, 2008 –  she will be in Huntsville, AL – sponsored by the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library – speaking on “Trace Your Roots with DNA,” “Beyond Y-DNA: Your Genetic Genealogy Options,” “Reverse Genealogy: Techniques for Finding Your Lost Loved Ones” and “Welcome to Roots Television!” at the  Embassy Suites Hotel, 700 Monroe St. SW.

About Libbi

Writer for 30 years. Genealogy a hobby for about 40 years. Yes, I'm in my 50's, I learned about genealogy at my mother's knee!
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