Genealogists often talk with people who believe misinformation about genealogy. In “Busted!,”a feature in the May/June issue of “Family Tree Magazine” by Julie Cahill Tarr, the author lists 10 genealogy myths and sets the record straight.
Myth No. 1 is surnames were changed at Ellis Island. Actually, lists were compiled in Europe. So any changes happened in Europe, sometimes by the immigrants themselves.