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MESSINA,SICILY

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Re: MESSINA,SICILY

Posted: 1317645504000
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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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