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Lerin (Florina) area

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Lerin (Florina) area

Posted: 5 Jan 2000 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jun 2001 11:50PM GMT
Surnames: DIMITROV, ROUZI, RUZHI, EVANOV, NAUMCHEV, ASPROV
Some of my ancestors were from the southwestern part of Macedonia, in what is now northern Greece, but was then part of the Ottoman empire. They were from a few small villages around the city of Lerin (Greek name Florina): Lagen (or Lagin, Greek name Triantifilia), Nered (or Neret), Babcho (or Bapchor).

Of course, the surnames changed each generation, but at the time they emigrated, they were DIMITROV, EVANOV, and ROUZI (or RUZHI). The NAUMCHEV and ASPROV families may also have been related. Most of them fled from Macedonia during the first Balkan Wars, around 1908-1914, and went to America, Australia, and New Zealand.

Does anyone have relatives from this area, and/or with those surnames? Any advice on how to do research there would also be appreciated.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
tmarkjames 5 Jan 2000 12:00PM GMT 
tmarkjames 20 Jan 2000 12:00PM GMT 
Marvin 8 Jun 2000 12:00PM GMT 
marija koligovska 25 Aug 2000 12:00PM GMT 
Greg W. Gitcho 28 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT 
Marvin 29 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT 
tom gitchoff 6 May 2001 12:00PM GMT 
StorminNorman... 1 Jul 2001 2:57PM GMT 
iwassel 9 Jun 2003 6:11AM GMT 
Marvin Moehle 9 Jun 2003 10:47PM GMT 
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