On January 1, 1892, 17-year-old Annie Moore from Cork, Ireland became the first immigrant to ever arrive at Ellis Island, so both Annie and Ellis Island celebrated their 125th anniversary on January 1, 2017. Now is an especially relevant time to reflect on the Annie Moores in our own family trees – those pioneers who made a leap that so drastically altered the trajectories of their descendants’ lives for the better.
In this week's Roundup: A tribute to Annie Moore on the 125th anniversary of her immigration to the U.S., explore Fort Washington, encouragement to dig into family roots, and more.
This week, check out an article on diaspora tourism that explores what it means to "return to a place you’ve never been" as well as an article about the search for missing WWII airmen in India.
This week's Roundup serves up a plethora of goodies, including a look at family trees through 3,000 years of history, news of a 70-year-old first-time mother in India, archives in the Villa le Corti spanning 600 years of one family's history, and more.
Here's a peek at the first-time meeting between two of Annie Moore's (of Ellis Island fame) Irish and American relatives, one of whom closed out the evening at the 2016 Irish American Hall of Fame Awards. Plus, I share how I found Annie's Irish family (a decade-long endeavor)!
This week's Roundup brings us two visits with Annie Moore's family, an interview with Aisha Tyler, a sweet story about a love note found 51 years after it was written, and more. . .
This week: Aisha Tyler in Who Do You Think You Are?, Annie Moore's roots in North Cork, and Cory Booker and Susan Sarandon talk about their respective experiences appearing in TV genealogy shows
This week, we meet Annie Moore's Irish cousins, a spy, and the man who develops found film, check out news on next generation DNA Sequencing, see classic "then and now" New York streetscapes, and so much more!
To celebrate the beginning of Irish-American Heritage Month, I am sharing a photo of Annie Moore, the first immigrant to arrive at Ellis Island, along with her brothers Anthony (l) and Philip (r).
Best-Selling Author Lisa See offers valuable Chinese-American genealogy resource, the physicist building a time machine, Bradley Cooper's family history of cooking, and much more . . .