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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.
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.
Join a special Conservative Report Radio tonight at 8pm with founder Patrick Read & featured writer and talk show host, Andrew Amedee.
Topics will be:
Pope Benedict XVI Bids Farewell to 1.2B Catholics
Tail Gunner Ted? Setting the Record Straight on Sen. Joe McCarthy
Immigration and Eillis Island 2.0 (article forthcoming)
"Memoirs Of An Over Comer! by Shawneya Ellis
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Memoirs Of An Over Comer,This autobiography tells the story of what one young girl had to do to survive. It reflects how she overcame numerous trials and tribulations to become a fearless woman of God. You will laugh and you will cry. You will be captivated and unable to put it down. But most of all, you will praise God from whom all blessings flow and appreciate the author for stepping out on faith to help others who are or who have been in her situation. Many times we don’t know the words in which to pray in the times we need God the most. For your edification the author has included over-comer tools and prayers to combat life’s issues. These are little nuggets that the author has learned along the way. The trials of this author come from a real place and speak to the hearts of not just Christians but any woman who has had to endure the trials of this life. #AnOverCome
Imam Mubaashir Akhtab from Brooklyn,NY and Imam Mateen from Rhode Island bring the people "A MESSAGE OF CONCERN" as it was expoused by IMAM WARITH DEEN MOHAMMED.
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
Professor Curry: Sanuces Ryu comparison to Aikido
It has been stated that Doc looked as though he had trained in Aikido. We'll be having a discussion tonight on the compaison of the two.
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