Saturday, July 29, 2006

Contest Update 3: Following Annie Moore's Trail

The search continues! Still no claims on the $1,000 I'm offering for proof of what became of Ellis Island's true Annie Moore.

In an attempt to keep folks in the loop about the research that's being done -- at least the research that folks are sharing publicly -- I'm periodically providing a list of links pertaining to the quest. I'm hoping in this way to maximize the chances that this mystery will finally be solved!

Starting with my initial posting and going in chronological order, we have these four links that I've mentioned previously:

$1,000 Contest Announcement

More on Moore

Joe Beine's Annie Moore page

Randy Seaver's Genea-Musings

Since then, I've spotted another pair of search summaries:

Randy Seaver's Genea-Musings, take 2

Sharon Elliott's BackTrack
and Annie Moore Research Notes

Suggestion: If you want to join the chase and don't want to spend your time re-inventing the wheel, be sure to review Sharon Elliott's excellent research notes. This is how research is done!


At 3:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary Clinton spoke at Ellis Island July 17, 2000. She spoke of Annie's daughter then in her 80's living in Arizona. Also, Annie's g-grandson Ed Wood and his wife Barbara who had attened that day.

At 11:34 AM, Blogger Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak said...

Hi Anonymous,

Yes, I've been getting some private emails about the Annie Moore family that's appeared at assorted events. I'm trying to get some time to put together an article with some details about why the Waco, TX Annie Moore is not the correct one. But again, I stress that no one involved -- including the family -- realized this.


At 12:14 PM, Blogger Questors said...


Being the curious type, I would love to see anything you have to say about the Waco Annie. How did she come to be identified with the Ellis Island Annie? How did you put it together that she is not?

Thanks for the compliments on my research site. It's been a fun project and a lot of people have done a lot of looking. But if the proof of the pudding is in the eating, we're all still quite hungry!



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