Legends of Ellis Island

It’s a common story in many American families, the one about how the family surname changed from Hanstein to Hanson, or Fuchs to Fox. “It was changed at Ellis Island,” you may hear by way of explanation. But was it really? Like any other question in genealogy, the answer lies in the archives. And in this case, the archives tell a different story. Issue #27 - Immigration & Naturalization

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