Of the 500 or so families in Dragosh in my grandfather's time, only two elderly ladies live in the village now.However, some of the villager's descendants do celebrate Slava every August, when families from around the world return.
My grandfather, Mihailo Tasevski was born 1892 in Dragosh and also travelled to (and from) the US.He told us he did (and would have to had) come through Ellis I, but we still cannot find a record.
I would suggest that your best bet is to find some elderly people from Dragosh or their descendants, who may remember some of the family connections.If you would like, I can try and follow up with older relatives in Melbourne to see if they know your relatives.
The surname system is a little confusing, depending on the first name of the patriarch of a given generation. This was stopped in the early 1900's where surnames were set at their current state.
In our family's example, my grandfather was born with surname like Kifte or Kivtay, but became Tasevski because of his grandfather, Tasse, becoming the family patriarch. When in Chicago and Detroit, they went by the surname Louis or Lewis, and so he was Mike Lewis.
When he emigrated to Australia in 1926 after returning to Dragosh in 1919, my grandfather changed his name to Michael Tasik.His 3 children from his last marriage were/are Tasik, his daughter now living in Toronto, Canada and sons and daughter in Sydney and Melbourne Australia, and their descendants, were/are Tasevski.
Possible illiteracy, the translation of Cyrillic spellings, a general scarcity of records,the traditional system of surname changes and a willingness to Anglicise their names, make it very difficult to track these fellows down.