Did Ellis Island Officials Really Change the Names of Immigrants?
From Smithsonian Magazine
Genealogical Musings: The "Our Name Was Changed at Ellis Island" Myth
Genealogy.com - They Changed Our Name at Ellis Island
Article by Donna Przecha.
GovDocs to the Rescue! Debunking an Immigration Myth
ILW.com -American Names: Declaring Independence
Article by Marian L. Smith.
Immigration Daily - American Names: Declaring Independence
by Marian L. Smith
Legacy News - Was Great Grandpa's Name Changed at Ellis Island?
MyHeritage Blog - Ellis Island: Was your name changed?
No Names Were Changed at Ellis Island: Debunking a Persistent Myth (RootsTech)
by Jennifer Mendelsohn
No, Your Ancestors' Names Were Not Changed at Ellis Island, Part 1 - Hollander-Waas Jewish Heritage Services
No, Your Ancestors' Names Were Not Changed at Ellis Island, Part 2 - Hollander-Waas Jewish Heritage Services
Sassy Jane Genealogy - Inspectors Did Not Change Names at Ellis Island
The Ellis Island Myth - Genealogy and Family History - D. Joshua Taylor
A concise explanation of the "my name was changed at Ellis Island" myth.
The Myth of Ellis Island and Other Tales of Origin
By Dara Horn, on the Jewish tradition of changing names and inventing roots.
They Changed Our Name at Ellis Island
Why Your Family Name Was Not Changed at Ellis Island (and One That Was)
By Philip Sutton, Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History & Genealogy, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library.
Your family name did not come from a mistake at Ellis Island
Brief podcast explaining why names were not changed at Ellis Island despite the popular and enduring myth.
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