Annie Moore Has Been Found!

Ellis IslandBack in July, Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak announced that she was offering a $1,000 reward for anyone who could determine what happened to the real Annie Moore of Ellis Island fame.  Well, with the help of a group of genealogists from across the country, the case has been cracked and Megan will be joined by descendants of Annie and her brother Philip, and Brian Andersson, Commissioner, NYC Department of Records, to award the prizes on September 15 at the New York Genealogical and Biographical Socety. You can read the entire press release on Megan’s blog.

3 thoughts on “Annie Moore Has Been Found!

  1. Please post the story here next week. Iknow I’d like to hear it as I amsure many ohters would too.

  2. This is a great idea…if you need any other ideas or someone to come forward an offer another elusive ancestor let me know~

    I do have an idea for an exciting genealogical project for you, though. In fact it is relative to the article find the stone. How about Ancestry.com having or leading a mission to identify cemeteries that have been descerated and are simply no more?

    Would love to talk to you about this project…would even spearhead it for Ancestry.com. Contact me if you are interested.

    Love your Newsletter…

    Patti Hanaghan

  3. I would love to know more about some New York City Burial grounds as my family was removed and reintered in Green-Wood Brooklyn “bloomingdale” Houston Burial Ground etc.

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