Megan Smolenyak is offering a $1,000 reward to the genealogist who can prove what happened to the Annie Moore who was the first immigrant processed at Ellis Island. Here’s an excerpt from her blog:
Iâ€™m offering $1,000 for the first proof of what became of Ellis Islandâ€™s true Annie Moore. This is not a joke. Those ofÂ Â Â Â you who are familiar with my Honoring Our Ancestors Grants program know that I put my money where my mouth is.
I want to know the truth, and Iâ€™m hoping some great genealogists out there can unearth it. So try to solve the mystery yourself or join up with a research buddy and tackle it. For that matter, why not make it a project for your local genealogical society? Or just spread the word. Together, we can find out what happened to Ellis Island’s Annie Moore.
You can learn more about the contest on her blog at: http://megansrootsworld.blogspot.com/2006/07/1000-reward-for-ellis-islands-little.html