This is a guest post written by MyHeritage Blog editor and contributor Schelly Talalay Dardashti, MyHeritage’s US Genealogy Advisor.
Was your name changed at Ellis Island? The simple answer is no. It never happened.
Today there are millions of descendants of immigrants to the US who firmly believe this myth and, despite the best and continued efforts of prominent genealogists and immigration experts, this myth seems impossible to stamp out.