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Orchestrion, Greek Confectionaires and the Intro of Mechanical Music

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ORCHESTRION, GREEK CONFECTIONAIRES AND THE INTRO OF MECHANICAL MUSIC
by Steve Frangos
published in The National Herald July 25, 2020
The National Herald has given HellenicGenealogyGeek.com permission to post articles that are of interest to our group.
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Even the most superficial of historical reviews clearly documents the role of Greek immigrants in the establishment and spread of popular entertainment forms across the Western Hemisphere. Public entertainment venues owned and operated by Greeks span just about every entertainment form in the history of the United States ranging across midways, carnivals, circuses, nickelodeons, vaudeville theaters, movie theaters, dance halls, dime-a-dance halls, hay rides, ice skate/roller skate rinks, jazz dance clubs like the Green Mill – said to be the oldest continuously open jazz club in America – bars/saloons/lounges in remote areas of the country that furnished weekend dance bands, the grand Aragon and Trian…

48 Names Listed in Greek Government Gazette - 1 August 1833

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Recently I have been reviewing the Greek Government Gazettes that Carol Kostakos Petranek covered in her Spartan Roots blog “ Φ.Ε.Κ. The Official Newspaper of the Government of Greece” - https://spartanroots.wordpress.com/2018/11/03/%cf%86-%ce%b5-%ce%ba/I am browsing through each issue looking for lists of names that might include one of my ancestors. It is a very tedious job.   I realized it might be useful to post and translate names from these lists for YOU.If you find your ancestor’s name and need help translating the associated text, feel free to post on the Hellenic Genealogy Geek Facebook group and ask for help from our wonderful members.-----1 August 1833 - Government Gazette - A23https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OEBLzgFgU9TcuTw_YqHTEYwxYg7vw8tT/view?usp=sharingNOTE:  Names are listed in the same order that they are presented on the page-----
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Ν. Σιλιβεργος – N. SilivergosΜ. Αργυροπουλος – M. ArgyropoulosΠ. Κανταυρος – P. KantavrosΚ. Ν. Λεβιδης – K. N. LevidisΔ. Δροσος – …

56 Names Listed in Greek Government Gazette - 29 May 1833

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Recently I have been reviewing the Greek Government Gazettes that Carol Kostakos Petranek covered in her Spartan Roots blog “ Φ.Ε.Κ. The Official Newspaper of the Government of Greece” - https://spartanroots.wordpress.com/2018/11/03/%cf%86-%ce%b5-%ce%ba/

I am browsing through each issue looking for lists of names that might include one of my ancestors. It is a very tedious job.   I realized it might be useful to post and translate names from these lists for YOU.
If you find your ancestor’s name and need help translating the associated text, feel free to post on the Hellenic Genealogy Geek Facebook group and ask for help from our wonderful members.
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29 May 1833 - Government Gazette - A20  
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J90rNPotLXO0QXQjZzKmWKEdsjiATXnU/view?usp=sharing
NOTE:  Names are listed in the same order that they are presented on the page
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Αναστασιον Μαυρομιχαλην – Anastasios Mavromichalis Σταμον Σεραφειμ – Stamos Serfeim Ιωαννην Γουστην – Ioannis Goustis Ν. Αροσον – N. …

Snapshots of a Life: The George Phillos Photograph Collection

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A MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM
The National Hellenic Museum's first digital exhibition is now online! Snapshots of a Life: The George Phillos Photograph Collection places select photographs from The George Phillos Photograph Collection alongside other  photographs and objects from the National Hellenic Museum's collection. This means the exhibition draws entirely upon objects held in the National Hellenic Museum collection. The Phillos photographs, largely taken between 1910-1930, provide a unique, candid record of life as experienced by a Greek American immigrant in the early twentieth century. This period was important in American history--and, consequently, in the Greek American story. We look forward to welcoming you to this new NHM exhibition, right from the comfort of your own home.
Click here to view the Digital Exhibition!

49 Names Listed in Greek Government Gazette - 4 May 1833

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Recently I have been reviewing the Greek Government Gazettes that Carol Kostakos Petranek covered in her Spartan Roots blog “ Φ.Ε.Κ. The Official Newspaper of the Government of Greece” - https://spartanroots.wordpress.com/2018/11/03/%cf%86-%ce%b5-%ce%ba/I am browsing through each issue looking for lists of names that might include one of my ancestors. It is a very tedious job.  I realized it might be useful to post and translate names from these lists for YOU.If you find your ancestor’s name and need help translating the associated text , feel free to post on the Hellenic Genealogy Geek Facebook group and ask for help from our wonderful members. -----4 May 1833 - Government Gazette - A17 - Page 16 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YY-Im8vVMXnIFf0TIjPMmMVk9qUWXUzo/view?usp=sharingNOTE:  Names are listed in the same order that they are presented on the page-----Σωτηριος Βαλτινος – Sotirios ValtinosΝικολαος Τζιντζος – Nikolaos TzintzosΧριστοδουλος Ματζανος – Christodoulos MatzanosΓεωργιος …

EXCITING - Historic Digital Archive of Ethnikos Kirix/National Herald available to the public for FREE

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After a long-awaited 105 years, the Ethnikos Kirix/National Herald digital archive will be available to the public for free thanks to the generous grant of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. 
As the longest continuously printed Greek-language daily newspaper outside of Greece, this Archive will offer Greeks and Philhellenes alike a newspaper database to research our Community’s rich history. Researchers will able to track its incredible growth and evolution, decade after decade, and read about the fascinating and moving challenges, struggles and triumphs of our Greek immigrant friends and family. 
With just a few keystrokes and a couple of clicks, members of our Community will be able to search for their families’ histories in America and beyond. 
The history of Hellenism in the United States, as well as around the world, has been printed in the Greek language on the pages of the National Herald from the day of its foundation on April 2, 1915 and in the English language from October 18, 19…

39 born in Greece - WWII Second Australian Imperial Forces and Citizen Military Forces Service Records, 1939-1947

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Ancestry.com has a new database titled "Australia, WWII Second Australian Imperial Forces and Citizen Military Forces Service, 1939 - 1974"that includes 39 people listed as being born in Greece.
Source Information: Original data: Second Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1939-1947.Series Number B883. National Archives of Australia, Canberra, Australia.
Citizen Military Forces Personnel Dossiers, 1939-1947. Series Number B884. National Archives of Australia, Canberra, Australia.
This collection contains service documents for individuals serving for the AIF (Second Australian Imperial Forces) or CMF (Citizen Military Forces) during WWII.From the Australian War Museum in London: “As part of the British Empire, Australia was among the first nations to declare war on Nazi Germany and between 1939 and 1945 nearly one million Australian men and women served in what was going to be World War II. They fought in campaigns against the Axis powers across Europe, the Mediterranean…