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We’re a Nation of Immigrants – Let’s Learn More About Our History on National Ellis Island Family History Day

Learn More About Our History on National Ellis Island Family History Day

Shall we celebrate our family histories on National Ellis Island Family History Day?

The fabric of our country is made of immigrants from across the world. Throughout history, people have come to the United States in the hopes of building a better life. Ellis Island has played a significant role in bringing immigrants to this country. In fact, over 17 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island. May we invite you to join us in honoring all of those who have immigrated to this country and learning about our family histories on National Ellis Island Family History Day on April 17?

Talk to Relatives.

To learn more about our personal family histories, it may be relevant and important to speak with family members. Relatives may be able to assist in providing information and stories about our families and their history.

Utilize Digital Resources.

We may be able to find information about our families using search engine tools. For example, we’re able to search through the Ellis Island passenger manifest to learn more about our ancestors that have passed through this historical monument.  And of course, there are genealogy sites and tools like genograms to help fill in the missing pieces.

Ironically, my personal history is also tied to Ellis Island.  Both of my grandparents, on my father’s side, traveled through Ellis Island to immigrate to the United States.  They also encountered a story that is somewhat similar to other immigrants coming into the United States.  My Grandmother (she is also my Godmother) was named Maria.  When she came through Ellis Island, her name was changed to Marie – deemed more Anglo.  My Grandfather (Opa) was named Christian.  His name was changed to Christ.  Again, another unilateral decision by whoever was creating the legal paperwork to allow them into our country.

Long story short – they both immigrated from German but did not know one another and met while they were young adults in Chicago, Illinois.

Join us at The Maria Sanchez Show in learning more about our personal histories on National Ellis Island Family History Day. Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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