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Book - The Greek American Community of Essex County, New Jersey by John Antonakos

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THE GREEK AMERICAN COMMUNITY OF ESSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY Authored by John Antonakos Published 4/21/2010
This book is available on Amazon in paperback and as a Kindle ebook.I purchased the Kindle ebook for $3.99.
Description This book is about the first Greek immigrants to the United States and their children.These immigrants were pioneers because they were of the first Greeks to venture out into New Worlds.They had to be very daring to leave their homeland.To decide to leave, they had to consider relatives, friends, and even the beautiful climate of Greece. This book is composed of the histories of the pioneer immigrants and/or the histories of their children…….
Contents The Greek American Community of Essex County, New Jersey Thoma and Kanella Anagnostopoulos Charles and Mildred Andresakes George and Louise Andresakes Spirithon and Flora Antonakos John and Eva Antonakos Kosma and Matina Larres Nicholas and Evelyn Antonios Yioryios and Stavroula Apostolakos Harry and Julie Lake Vasileios and Yiannoula…

Book - The Pioneer Maniates of Newark, New Jersey by John Antonakos

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This book was brought to my attention by our Hellenic Genealogy Geek friend Maria D. Yorgakopoulou.
THE PIONEER MANIATES OF NEWARK, N.J. Authored by John Antonakos Published 10/30/2018
This book is available on Amazon in paperback and as a Kindle ebook.I purchased the Kindle ebook for $3.99.
Description The Greeks first started to immigrate to America in large numbers after 1900. This book is about those Greeks who immigrated from the district of Mani, Laconia, between 1900 and 1930. The Greek American community that evolved here had three parts: a parish of the Orthodox church, a chapter of the Order of AHEPA, and numerous regional societies. 

This book gives a cross section of the lives of these Maniates and their families. They were very industrious and of high moral character. They instilled these virtues into their children so that today they have become leaders in science, commerce, industry, education, and government.
Contents Anagnostopoulos, Kanella Antonakos, Ioanni Antonakos, Panayio…

Greece born in California, Sacramento Cemetery Records 1900-1959

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FamilySearch.org has a database named "California, Sacramento Cemetery Records - 1900-1959" which includes 186 people born in Greece. 

You will be able to view the original records online for FREE.  These records have a wealth of information in them, in many cases much more than is described below.
What is in This Collection? This collection contains cemetery records from various Sacramento, California cemeteries. The years covered include 1900 to 1959. The original records can be found at the Center for Sacramento History located in Sacramento, California.
What Can These Records Tell Me? Cemetery records may contain:
The name of the deceased The date of death The date of birth The names of parents or other relatives The cemetery name Name of clergy involved in burial Plot number The amount paid for the plot
Some of these, like the one pictured above, has the obituary attached to the file.  
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The First Greek Orthodox Church in a New State (Alaska)

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"The First Greek Orthodox Church in a New State"  (Alaska)

Posted on CosmosPhilly.com, January 12, 2019

January 12, 1959: The Greek Orthodox Church of Anchorage, Alaska (later changed to Holy Transfiguration) filed its Articles of Incorporation, nine days after Alaska officially became the 49th state.

In the early Eighteenth Century, Greeks followed the first Russian Orthodox missionaries into Alaska, but it was not until the early 1900s that large numbers of Greeks arrived. Most were employed by the Alaska Railroad and stayed at Cook Inlet, which became Anchorage. The closest Orthodox Church was in Eklutna, thirty-five miles away.

In 1958, the Anchorage Greeks started a church in the basement of an apartment building and in 1959, built the first Orthodox Church in Anchorage, originally named, “Saint Sotirios Greek Orthodox Church.” On January 12, 1959, members of the church community filed for Articles of Incorporation, with the name, “Greek Orthodox Church of Our Savior,” and …

2,290 Greece Born - California, County Birth and Death Records - 1800-1994

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FamilySearch.org has a database named "California, County Birth and Death Records - 1800-1994" which includes 2,290 people born in Greece.  There are also some Greek names in the records showing people born in Turkey.

You will be able to view the original records online for FREE.

Description
Registers, records and certificates of county birth and death records acquired from county courthouses. This collection contains some delayed birth records, as well. Some city and towns records are also included. Records have not been acquired for Contra Costa, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Modoc, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Siskiyou, Solano, Tulare and Ventura counties. The name index for death records covers Stockton, Lodi and Manteca cities and San Benito and San Joaquin counties.

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Greeks in the California Digital Newspaper Collection - FREE search Book - Greeks in San Francisco - includes 320 Greek names & 225 photos Greek-Am…

Reflections on Greeks & Restaurants: Lessons in Life and Business

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Reflections on Greeks & Restaurants: Lessons in Life and Business
by Harry Mark Petrakis
Published in The National Herald, December 15, 2018
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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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Growing up in my father’s parish on Chicago’s South Side, I recall a disproportionate number of his parishioners owning restaurants, cafeterias and lunchrooms. My parents, siblings, and I often ate in them. They had distinctively American names such as Majestic, Cosmopolitan, New World but there were also homages to Greece such as Acropolis and Parthenon. 
There was an early period when the quality of meals in Greek restaurants was mocked. 
The other day I wandered in where angels fear to tread. I mean the greasy spoon where hungry gents are fed, Where spuds is spuds, and ham is ham what am. 
And the pork in the chicken salad is honest-to-goodness lamb.…