Search for content in message boards

Is this ancestor from Turkey or Greece? Please help with this puzzle

Replies: 8

Is this ancestor from Turkey or Greece? Please help with this puzzle

Posted: 1182371883000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thomas Salonika Cashoria
Hello,

I've been researching an ancestor who said that he emigrated from Athens, Greece. However I located his 1909 naturalization papers that state he was born in Cashoria, Macedonia, Turkey and that he immigrated to the United States from Salonika, Turkey. When I look at a map, though, the only names that I can find that are close are in Macedonia, Greece. Does anyone know what the problem is here? Was part of Greece called Turkey for some reason or is there another explanation? By the way, I haven't been able to find his original name so far. He changed his name to James Thomas when he came to the US. I do have his birthday, but no names for his parents.

Thanks for any help!

Sincerely,

Betty
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
BettyJane47 1182393483000 
panthersfan27 1182482741000 
artwtw 1190484412000 
panthersfan27 1190490089000 
John England 1202642308000 
Victor Alkana 1356321178000 
John England 1356654548000 
Victor Alkana 1356686275000 
macintime2 1202510444000 
per page

Find a board about a specific topic