I would like to find out any information about the descendents of families NAUM TOPALI and his wife EFTALIA, that lived in Korce , ALBANIA , and moved in the 1900-1930’s in U.S.A( Boston ) and ROMANIA ( Bucharest ).
My grand-fathers and their possible 5 descendents are:
-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,born maybe in 1883-1888,married, established in USA- BOSTON MA or in KINGS NY,and diedmaybe in 1965-1985.
5. ?..TOPALI,bornmaybe in 1940-1945,established in USA, BOSTON MA or PHOENIX AZ.
My relatives were Macedonian-roumanians and their languages were Aromanian,Albanian,Turkish and Greek,because Albania was temporary occupied by Turkey and Greece(in different times).The great grandfather Naum Topali might have had his family greek,that emigrated in Korce-Albania because the persecutions made by the turkish occupiers,and great grandmother,Eftalia Topali,was macedo-romanian(aromanian)from the region Moskopole-Korce.Their children emigrated after years in USA and Romania.
The relatives I am looking for are 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 inform you that I try to find my relatives that came to America and that arrived initially in BOSTON,MA and then spread in other states from the U.S.For this reason I have posted announcements on some boards,and I dared to ask for help at some persons that know how to search some public information.
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 ,TURKEY or GREECE, because ALBANIA until 1912 was occupied temporary by TURKEY and GREECE.
There can be helpfull the archives of the Orthodoxe Churches from Boston and documents of the macedo-romanian(aromanian) communities from Boston .
I have partially contacted the federal census records from 1910-1930,the EllisIslandFoundation@EllisIsland.org (Family History Center),Ancestry.com,rootsweb.com,and lots of other sites with search engines for persons and genealogic info’s.
I couldn’t acces the secret info’s from Ancestry.com,I couldn’t receive info’s from genealogical libraries,and from the Churches archives.
I have added announcements on many forums and I have worked with different volunteers.
I inform you that the datesabout the family relations between James Topali,TinaTopali,WilliamTopali,Eleanora Topali ,David Topali,Antina Topali,Tina Topali,E.E.Topali,Anastasia Topali,Nicholas Topali,Fidelina Topalis,Nicolas Topalis,John Topalis,James Topalis,Traci Topalis,Laura Topalis,John Topali,Nina(Merrell) Topali,Philip Topali,Kathleen Topali,Helen Topali,Harry PoulakosI already had.
Nicholas Topalis, who married Fidelina (Deceased). Their children included Nicolas Topalis, John Topalis,James Topalis and Loretta Topalis who is now Loretta Castriotta;
2 of the boys married and divorced and then remarried.Laura Topalis was wife of John Topalis.Nicolaswas living in Norwood .John living in Walpole and he is a co-owner of Bostonian Masonry Corporation. James is somewhere in the southern US.
After the searches made on the net I have seen that the only family posted in the Census Records from 1910-1930,SSDI and other official doccuments,of which dates(emmigration date,establishment in BOSTON,MA,origins,etc)would be similar to those from my relatives that emmigrated in USA,is the James Topali(Topalis) and Tina(PLOTINA)Topali family,that had as sons:William Topali,Anastasia Topali,Nicholas Topali,John Topali and Helen Topali(Poulakos) .From these I believe that alive are only Nicholas(81 years,in MA) and John(80,in GA). James Topali,born in 1878-1888,emmigrated from Greece-Turkey in 1916-1918,and lived temporary in Kings, NY and after that in Boston, MA,barber,decesed in 2.06.1943 in Boston, MA, or in oct. 1970, in Queens, NY.
The Massachusetts Vital Records office :
Boston 1943 volume 16 page 277
James Topali.Residence: 92 Beechcroft.Place of death: Boston City
Hospital.Male, white, widowed.Wife: Tina Denarkles.Age 60?
years.Occupation: barber.Born: Greece.Father: Efstratios
Topali, born Greece.Mother: unknown, born Greece. Informant: Anne
O'Keefe, daughter.Date of death: June 2, 1943.Cause of death:
coronary thrombosis an imarct with acute pericarditis, with healed
fractures of right leg and forearm.Injured by being struck by an
automobile, December 1942.Buried Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge,
To find out if between me and this family is a relation it is necessary to know what where the names of James’s parents.If the name is not Naum and Eftalia Topali it means that it is not any relation and it would be only a name coincidence.
I have sent e-mails and letters to all the TOPALI and TOPALIS(I found out that a lot of TOPALI changed names in TOPALIS)that are on the internet,without receiving any answers.
The name Topali(Topalis) is a relatively rare name on the net,and it is possible that lots of those with this names to be related,to know each other,or to be,still,in relation with the birth country,that was Greece.It appears that all named Topali became from a Topali family that lived initially in the region Athens-Thessalonikis from where they have emmigrated in the world.
I believe that usefull info’s about the family Naum Topali and their descendants could be obtained from the membersof the Topali family that still live in Greece,that I don’t know and I can not contact them.Maybe you could help me in this way.
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.
If you'll have some othe informations, please, don'tforget to tell me any-time.
Thank you so much for help!
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