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THE EMIGRATION OF GREEKS FROM EGYPT DURING THE EARLY POST-WAR YEARS

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THE EMIGRATION OF GREEKS FROM EGYPT 
DURING THE EARLY POST-WAR YEARS

by Angelos Ntalachanis

Excerpt from article:

The historiography of the Greek exodus from Egypt refers to the post-war emigration with a single term:  “outflow.”  Considered to presage the mass exodus that took place at the beginning of the 1960s, the phenomenon has never been analyzed in detail.  By the 1930s an important number of Greeks had left Egypt for Greece.  One of the reasons for this early departure was unemployment, which resulted from economic and social changes in Egypt that occurred after independence, in 1922, and the abolition of the Capitulations, in 1937.  The situation in Greece in the interwar period was favorable to “repatriation”.  In this period, however the main concern of the Greek diplomatic authorities in Egypt was to promote self-control in order to prevent the mass “repatriation” of Greeks from Egypt.
The ensuing World War II blocked t…

Overview - Modern History of Greek Communities in Egypt

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Overview - Modern History of Greek Communities in Egypt

"In 1907, the census showed 6,924 Greeks living in Egypt. By 1940, Greeks numbered about 25,120. The Greek community in Alexandria lived around the church and convent of Sabbas the Sanctified. In the same area there was a guest house for Greek travelers, a Greek hospital and later a Greek school. The Greek Orthodox bishop was based in Damietta in the church of Nikolaos of Myrna.

In Cairo, the first organised Greek community was founded in 1856, with the community based in three main neighbourhoods: Tzouonia, Haret el Roum (Street of the Greeks), and in Hamzaoui. The patriarchate was based in Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, Azbakeya. The monastery of Saint George, in Old Cairo still survives. The monastery is surrounded by a huge wall and topped by a stone tower. Within its walls there was a Greek hospital, a school and housing for the elderly and poor.

In addition to the Greek communities of Alexandria and Cairo, th…

1867 - Village of LYMBERDON, Municipality of Malevriou, Region of Gythio, Greece - FREE Translation of 1867 General Election List

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The digital collections of the Greek State Archives offer a wealth of information to those of us interested in Greek genealogy.  As part of their online collection is the "Election Material From the Collection of Vlachoyiannis" .  This includes "General Election Lists" for each Municipality; recorded by community (city, village, settlement, etc.).

You can view a scanned copy of each list, printed in the Greek language.  This is a GREAT resource, but very difficult to navigate for those who do not read Greek.  Each row includes:  Line # -  Given Name, Surname - Father's Name -  Age - Occupation.

I have translated these pages and made them available in both Greek and English, doing my best to transcribe the information accurately.  I would always recommend viewing the original scanned copies (link below).  

- To the best of my knowledge, these lists include all Males who were eligible to vote in the elections.  

- Names are in alphabetical order by Given name (First …

1867 - Village of PILALA, Municipality of Malevriou, Region of Gythio, Greece - FREE Translation of 1867 General Election List

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The digital collections of the Greek State Archives offer a wealth of information to those of us interested in Greek genealogy.  As part of their online collection is the "Election Material From the Collection of Vlachoyiannis" .  This includes "General Election Lists" for each Municipality; recorded by community (city, village, settlement, etc.).

You can view a scanned copy of each list, printed in the Greek language.  This is a GREAT resource, but very difficult to navigate for those who do not read Greek.  Each row includes:  Line # -  Given Name, Surname - Father's Name -  Age - Occupation.

I have translated these pages and made them available in both Greek and English, doing my best to transcribe the information accurately.  I would always recommend viewing the original scanned copies (link below).  

- To the best of my knowledge, these lists include all Males who were eligible to vote in the elections.  

- Names are in alphabetical order by Given name (First …

Greek Immigrant "Tex Louis" Gotsis: King of the Singing Cowboys

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Greek Immigrant "Tex Louis" Gotsis: King of the Singing Cowboys
By Steve Frangos

Published in The National Herald, November 18, 2017
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I am excited that The National Herald has given Hellenic Genealogy Geek the right to reprint articles that may be of interest to our group. 
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Louis Gotsis' role in American popular culture while undeniable, is inexplicably largely ignored. Looking back on the Greek immigrant promoters who have significantly altered popular American culture, Gotsis' role may seem relatively insignificant in comparison. Nonetheless, “Tex Louis” was a unique figure in the history both of American popular music and the state of New Jersey. What follows are only the highlights of a much more involved and far reaching tale.

Louis Gotsis was born in Greece on February 3, 1939 and did not arrive in the United States until 1957. In a 1988 interview with the Asbury Park Press “Gotsis recalled his grandfather te…