NovDecCvr.jpgThe Daughters of the American Revolution has long had ties to Ellis Island, so it was fitting that present and past shots of the immigration station graced the cover of the November/December American Spirit, the magazine Hammock publishes for the National Society. DAR members were there helping immigrants when Ellis Island served as a bustling processing station, and it was there when the island was in dire need of a restoration, donating more than $250,000 to the effort. Hammock’s own Lena Basha tells the stories of today’s genealogists who are using the current resources of Ellis Island to connect with their ancestors who passed through the gateway more than a century ago.
To subscribe to American Spirit–and to read a Veterans’ Day-themed salute to a DAR member and her three daughters who all serve in the United States Army–go to the magazine’s online site.