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100 Years Later, the Roll of the Dead in a Factory Fire is Complete

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Michael J. Leclerc

Michael J. Leclerc
Director of Special Projects

In the Cemetery of the Evergreens on the border of Brooklyn and Queens, there is a haunting stone monument to the garment workers who died in the Triangle Waist Company factory fire of 1911 but were never identified. Thanks to the work of genealogist Michael Hirsch, these six unidentified victims of the tragic New York City fire have been identified. Read Michael's story in the New York Times.

Name Origins: Annis

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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
Staff Genealogist

 ANNIS (f) - A medieval (both English and Scottish) form of AGNES much used by some colonial families. Often misread as ‘Annie,’ a diminutive not used as a formal name much before the nineteenth century.

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