just helping gnirolf by posting more info:
confirm the receival of your message from 12.24.2005 and for which i thank you.If you could still help me i am giving you suplimentary informations about my grand-fathers and their possible 5 descendents:
-death:after 1909(maybe 1930-1940):KORCE,ALBANIA
1.ATHENA(ATINA)TOPALI:born in 1888,established in ROMANIA(BUCHAREST),married with IANE CRISTACHE,and died in 1960.
2.EVRIDICHI TOPALI,born in maybe 1890-died in maybe 1970, established in ROMANIA,married with NICOLITZARU.
3.?...TOPALI,born in maybe 1895-died in maybe 1975,married with BOROVA,and remained in KORCE,ALBANIA,having as son BOROVA PANDELE.
4.?...TOPALI(maybe female)born in maybe 1900-died in maybe 1980,established in BOSTON,USA,married,and had maybe 5 children.
5.?...TOPALI,established maybe in CONSTANTINOPOLE(TURKEY)
The immigration of the children from ALBANIA to ROMANIA,TURKEY and the US was in 1900-1930.
Informations about the female TOPALI that established in the USA could be obtained from the archives of the orthodox or catholic churches of Boston,passenger lists of the ships,immigration and naturalisation documents,birth,marriage and death certificates,things that i don’t have acces to.In the search engines from the net(google,yahoo,msn,ancestry.com,genealogy.com,etc) i didn’t find anything.
I don't have any other informations.
I am interested in the history of the TOPALI family and especiallythe situation of the descendents from USA that are still alive,and i would like to know the names,ages,childrens,adresses,etc.
1.I have sent e-mails to all TOPALI,TOPALIS,TOPALIAN that appear on the net.I didn’t get any answers.I have sent letters to JOHN TOPALI in 2002,and he told me that he and his relatives DIMITRIOS TOPALIS,JAMES E. TOPALI, PHILIP TOPALI are from GREECE and not ALBANIA,and he has also told me that the majority of those named TOPALI changed name in TOPALIS.
2.ANCESTRY.COM gave me a list with 182 TOPALI,TOPALIS,TOPALIAN and for which to gain complete informations it is very expensive and this may proove useless.I mention that I have posted announcements on ANCESTRY.COM,similar to those from GenForum.
3.I think we first must get informations for my aunt TOPALI that came in the U.S. and after that about the descendents,that if they live,they probably have other names.For this it is necessary for a site,at which the search of a person should be made having in consideration the name of the parents,date and birth place(KORCE or KORYTSA or KORCA) and the place were they are from :ALBANIA or TURKEY because ALBANIA until 1912 was occupied by TURKEY.
There can be helpfull the archives of the Orthodoxe Churches from Boston and documents of the macedo-romanian(aromanian) communities from Boston.
4.I live in ROMANIA and the relatives I am looking for are my sisters and my grandmothers(mother of mother) nephews.The informations I have are from my mother and grandmother(both are dead),and they couldn’t keep in touch with the relatives that have gone in other countries.
I thank you because you are trying to help me.
can anyone help gnirolf?