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Why the New York Times is Wrong – Using Basic Genealogy Tools and Methods to Show that Your Family Name Was Not Changed At Ellis Island.
There is a common misconception, call it an old wives tale or an urban legend, that family names were often changed at Ellis Island. Such myths gain a great deal of credibility when newspapers such as the New York Times, the country’s “paper of record”, perpetuates these myths by repeating them, in this case in obituaries.
When Kenneth saw one of these obituaries a few years ago, he wrote to the Times pointing out their error and suggesting sources that they could check to verify what he was saying. When they seemed to ignore him, he did the research on the family of the person named in the obituary and was able to show what the name was when the family immigrated and how the family name changed as they adapted to life in the United States. He sent all of the proof to the Times and was still ignored. Finally the Times responded. They were not going to do anything to correct the erroneous obituary but suggested they might do a news story on the issue. The experience led him to do a search of other Times obituaries with the Ellis Island story. He located about half a dozen. After doing the research on each, he was able to show the original name for each of them.
Kenneth A. Bravo received his JD from The Ohio State University, College of Law and his B.A. degree in Economics from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is Vice President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and, the former president and current member of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. Bravo has lectured on a number of genealogical topics.
While Ellis Island was the gateway to a new life for most, it was also the final destination for those deemed "unwell" or "unfit" to mix with the rest of the country. thousands perished on the island. Who are the ghosts of Ellis Island?
The Wedding Jeannie’s Venue Series concludes with an historical bombshell; Ellis Island!
Ellis Island is open for business again and NOT just for tourists! As we conclude our Venue Series this week, we end on an island that very few people know even allows events, let alone all the possibilities that can be conceived to host corporate and social functions and weddings too! Patti Golden, an Ellis Island veteran will walk us through the logistics of the magical, historical and spacious myriad opportunities to have a truly unique party, even for a jaded New Yorker! We will explore all the indoor and outdoor options as well as the operations side of having guests take ferries, vendors make deliveries and hosts feel comfortable. The historical significance of many of the spaces and the grounds are only a few of the secrets that we will reveal that guests can revel in when spending a night on Ellis Island.
Join Jeannie Uyanik for the final Venue Series episode, Wednesday, June 4th at noon!
Guest Anthony Lofaso will discuss the story of his Sicillian family. His good friend Bill Russo will also guest to talk about his immigrant parents as both discuss the misadventures of the Italian immigrant after landing on Ellis Island. The prejudices experienced coming from outside and within that ethnic group will also be discussed.
Valerie Ellis came up through the ranks of the Army only to find it very difficult for vets to find jobs. With a family with several entrepreneurs, it was only logical to open her own recruiting business focused on veterans. Through Veterans2Corporate, LLC she is helping companies understand the skills these candidates bring to the table and helping translate their skills for the business world.
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It is a known fact the USA gets a big fat “F” for poor sex education in schools! Let’s face it, the CDC states that 1 out of every 4 new HIV infections reported is a young human life between the ages of 13 and 24! Regardless of your beliefs in sex education (abstinence only or more comprehensive approaches) this nation is facing a serious public health crisis and something has to be done about it! So we are bringing to you two amazing young high school leaders who are paving the way for HIV prevention and awareness in their high school! Attention school administrators and educators across the nation: you might just learn something and start an HIV Awareness Club in your school! We will talk about issues facing teens and we will offer some profound, successful solutions! So get ready! Pack your lunch (or in this case dinner) and join us on February 7, 2016 - 9 PM (EST) / 8 PM (CST), because we are all going back to school!
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Ewuraba Annan and Jimmy Demiro are the co-Presidents of the Staten Island Technical High School HIV/AIDS Awareness Club! Under their dedicated leadership, the members of this club work to educate students about safer sex, while simultaneously working to eradicate HIV-related stigma! Every year they are tasked with bringing in speakers who are living with HIV to share personal experiences. These students, while on their way out to college to continue their mission to empower youth to make healthier life choices, will share their experiences as co-Presidents of their school’s HIV Awareness club, share their insight about what’s really happening “behind closed doors” and what they believe are the solutions needed to change the public health crisis of HIV.
Cindi Sansone-Braff," the Romance Whisperer", talks with the dead to help you live well and love better. Warning: If your relationship is in trouble, before you do anything -- listen to this radio show. Cindi has a unique approach to relationship counseling -- believing that a good relationship begins with...you. Cindi and her producer/co-host, Nicole, will share the highs and lows of their own love lives, and reveal how their lives are changing as they incorporate the Grant Me a Higher Love principles into their own lives. Cindi has been named Best Psychic five years in a row by the Long Island Press, and the psychic/medium recommended by Newsday and the Daily News. She was featured on Cablevision's Neighborhood Journal. Cindi is the author of two spiritual, self-help relationship books, both available on Amazon, Grant Me a Higher Love and Why Good People Can't Leave Bad Relationships. www.grantmeahigherlove.com.
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Join us this week as we welcome Folk/Rock/Jazz music singer songwriter, Ed Roman. Ed is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada. Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America. Ed is a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee and a 2014 Artists In Music Award Nominee. He is also a 2014 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner and a two-time Indie Music Channel Award winner. Ed has performed at the Red Gorilla Music Fest during SXSW, The Millennium Music Conference, and SS Cape May. Recently, Ed traveled to Jamaica to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid to the island, while shooting the music video for “Jamaica.” His current album, Letters From High Latitudes (an homage to his Ontario home) is a critically-acclaimed vehicle for Ed’s socio-political, earthly-conscious and globally-aware messages. This earthy, funky and magical mix of music has earned Ed Roman airplay chart recognition and won over legions of fans around the world, known as “Ed Heads.”. We will talk to Ed about his upcoming schedule, get a behind the scenes look at his music, feature his latest songs, and ask him to share his message for the troops. Please be sure to visit Ed Roman at http://www.edroman.net/ and spread the word. Fans are welcome to call in and speak live with Ed during the show (718) 766-4193. If you would like to participate in the live chat during the show, you must sign up on the show site first and then log in during the show. As always we will give shout outs to our deployed military listeners. Be sure to join us, Sunday 2/7/2016 at 4 PM EST! Our message to the troops: WE do what we do, because YOU do what you do.
In the home stretch..do you have what it takes to finish the race? So often we start something and never finish it. Whether it be a project of losing weight. It is not easy to enter the race and even harder to stay in it. Join me as we talk about staying in the race. The race for your life!
Cynthia Fontaine the Rhode Island Psychic Medium and founder of Alchemy of the Earth, delivers a unique blend of insight from a deep spiritual connection for healing and a greater sense of well-being. Cynthia developed her practice over the past 30 years, starting with early teachings by her grandmother and going on to study with top masters in her field. Cynthia, ever the alchemist, has brought together her wide ranging experience to create her own transformation technique. Regarded for her accuracy and bringing people to the heart of the matter, Cynthia approaches her work with integrity and lots of heart. She shows people how to embrace the delicious desire of the soul and creatively walk a vivacious live. A sought after coach and master healer with clients from the U.S. to Australia, offering one-on-one sessions, group events and host of the online radio show, Transforming Your Life. For more about Cynthia Fontaine and to make an appointment, visit her on the web or connect with her on Facebook.