EARLIEST MACEDONIAN IMMIGRANTS IN THE US, IN THE 19TH CENTURY
The first records of people who had declared ethnic Macedonians immigrating to America occurred in the late 19th century, according to American archive documents.
These historical facts give an answer to Greek, Bulgarian and other propagandas denying the Macedonian nation, saying that it was a Tito's creation after the World War II.
An incomplete list containing names and surnames of 7.821 ethnic Macedonians who had immigrated to America in the period 1897-1924 was released today by Rainbow, a party founded by Macedonian minority in Greece. The list is entitled "Members of a 'non-existing' nation with names and surnames... (when Tito was a child...).
The data in this list of emigrants have been obtained from the Ellis Island Museum Archive. In the late 19th and early 20th century, many immigrants came to New York through an immigration station called Ellis Island, near the southern tip of New York's City Manhattan Island.
"The number of persons who had declared themselves Macedonians when arriving in America could be much higher given the number of archive's passenger search combinations," Rainbow leader Pavle Voscopoulos.
Emigrants from Macedonia declared themselves Macedonians - ethnicity Macedonian - which differs from Bulgarian, Serbian and Greek.