First Immigration Narrative Posted

Ingrid Stanlis offers a highly detailed account of three generations of her family who immigrated from Denmark and Lithuania. She introduces this narrative with a question about why her Lithuanian grandmother Annelle has a French name. She details how she went about tracing her ancestors’ migration through name changes and ambiguous accounts. Ingrid demonstrates that persistence and creative methods can pay off. Yet, she also points out that this is a process. She states, “There are still lots of puzzles to be worked through.”

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