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

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

Posted: 20 Jun 2007 8:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thomas Salonika Cashoria

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!


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BettyJane47 21 Jun 2007 2:38AM GMT 
panthersfan27 22 Jun 2007 3:25AM GMT 
artwtw 22 Sep 2007 6:06PM GMT 
panthersfan27 22 Sep 2007 7:41PM GMT 
John England 10 Feb 2008 11:18AM GMT 
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