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Take Baths, Become Dentists, Says 1908 Guide for Greek Immigrants

I recently found this article published by the AP on March 31, 1986, authored by Kerin Hope

Take Baths, Become Dentists, Says 1908 Guide for Greek Immigrants ATHENS, Greece (AP) _ A 1908 guide advised Greeks arriving in the New World to bathe regularly, speak softly and become dentists so they could prosper by fixing the bad teeth Americans develop from eating too much candy. ″The Immigrant’s Guide in America,″ a pocket-sized, illustrated 403-page book of practical advice in Greek, was published in New York. Alexandros Kitroeff, a Greek historian, said it is the earliest known guide for Greeks arriving in the United States. Seraphim G. Canoutas, the lawyer who wrote it, included information ranging from immigration formalities at Ellis Island to a list of more than 5,000 Greek-owned businesses in the United States and Canada, most of them florist shops, shoeshine parlors and restaurants. ″It aimed at helping Greek immigrants become assimilated in what must have been very alien surroundings…

Literary Review - The Miracle: A True Story by Leonidas Koumakis

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THE MIRACLE:  A TRUE STORY
Book authored by Leonidas Koumakis 3rd English Edition
Literary Review by Eleni Sakellis
Published in The National Herald, August 3, 2019
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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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The Miracle: A True Story by Leonidas Koumakis is a compelling memoir and history of what the Greek minority in Turkey that has endured from the end of the 19th century to the present day. As noted in the book’s description, “The purpose of this book is to communicate, through both historical evidence and personal experiences, the Turkish policy against Hellenism and beyond.” 

With an impressive bibliography of over 200 sources, the book was originally published in Greek in 1993 with its fourth edition printed in 2008. The first edition English translation by the Association for the Protection of National Heritage with final revisio…

125 photos of gravestone memorials for Greeks buried at Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, IL (July 28, 2019)

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125 photographs of gravestone memorials for Greeks buried at Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, Illinois uploaded to FindAGrave.com week ending July 28, 2019.
Note:8 of these gravestones were already partially uploaded to FindAGrave.com by other individuals
Alexakis, John – b. 1866 – d. 1927 Androutsopoulos, Diamantis P. – b. 1888 – d. 1923 (from Psari Messinias) (includes photo) Antonopoulos, Andrew – b. 1874 – d. 1956 Antonopoulos, James – b. 1886 – d. 1960 Antonopoulos, Panagiota – b. 1888 – d. 1972 Antonopoulos, Theodore – b. 1895 – d. 1926 Apostolo “Poulos”, Rose – b. 1924 – d. 1926 Arvanites, George L. – b. 1886 – d. 1964 Arvanites, Giannoula – b. 1899 – d. 1981 Bais, Constantina – b. 1916 – d. 1925 Bardoulas, Louis – b. 1888 – d. 1925 Benos, Nick – b. 1885 – d. 1928 Blanas, Constantinos – d. 1965 Blanas, Panagiota – b. 1890 – d. 1962 Bobokis, George – b. 1892 – d. 1966 Bobokis, Marina – b. 1902 – d. 1961 Chalmers, Gust – b. 1892 – d. 194? Chalmers, Steve G. – b. 1935 – d. 1952 (includes photo) Chibuco…

54 photos of gravestone memorials for Greeks buried at Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, IL (July 13, 2019)

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54 photographs of gravestone memorials for Greeks buried at Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, Illinois uploaded to FindAGrave.com week ending July 13, 2019.
Note:I have included several non-Greek sounding names that were located among predominately Greek graves.I cannot confirm what the ethnic background of these people are since many Greeks changed their names or married non-Greeks.
Auxier, William C. – b. 1927 – d. 1999 Beskon, Tom – b. 1897 – d. 1974 Boyd, Evelyn C.- b. 1916 - d. 1989 Boyd, Ray O. – b. 1906 – d. 1984 Cakos, Gus – b. 1916 – d. 1919 Carus, Marie – b. 1915 – d. 1975 Chevopulos, Catherine A. – b. 1894 – d. 1974 Chevopulos, Spero P. – b. 1879 – d. 1968 Chrones, Thomas – b. 1901 – d. 1992 Chrones, Mary T. – b. 1915 – d. ? Condon, John – b. 1904 – d. 1972 Demas, John M. – b. 1968 – d. 1977 Demopoulo, Demetrios – b. 1892 – d. 1977 Demopoulos, Olga – b. 1902 – d. 1987 Facklis, Katherine A. – b. 1902 – d. 1992 Facklis, Theodore J. – b. 1903 – d. 1982 Jarvis, Samuel M. – b. 1890 – d. 1951 Karambis…

82 photos of gravestone memorials for Greeks buried at Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, IL (July 5, 2019)

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82 photographs of gravestone memorials for Greeks buried at Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, Illinois uploaded to FindAGrave.com week ending July 5, 2019. 
Note:  Many of these are older tombstones and include the village name in Greece where immigrants came from.
Adamopoulos, Gust J. – b. 1882 – d. 1921 Alex, Eva – b. 1886 – d. 1950 Alexakos, Georgeos – d. 1917 Alexakos, James – b. 1867 – d. 1945 Alexakos, Politime – d. 1943 Andrianopoulos, Marigo – b. 1873 – d. 1918 Andy, Phillip J. – b. 1898 – d. 1959 Antonopoulou, S. – b. 1895 – d. 1918 Argeropoulos, Basil – b. 1865 – d. 1920 Bournas, Michail G. – b. 1890 – d. 1917 Cakos, Gus – b. 1916 – d. 1919 Chrisos, George – b. 1897 – d. 1919 Daningelis, Vasileios Chr. – b. 1913 – d. 1914 Dasilopoulos, Andreas N. – b. 1873 – d. 1918 Davlantis, Chronis A. – b. 1915 – d. 1917 Demas, Bertha – b. 1913 – d. 1915 Demes, Emmanuel – b. 1880 – d. 1919 Diamataskos, Theodoros K. – b. 1893 – d. ? Dimitrakopoulos, Sotirios D. – b. 1894 – d. 1917 Dimopoulos, Anast. P. – b. 1887…

27,236 Born in Greece/Turkey - U.S., DEPARTING Passenger and Crew Lists, 1914-1966

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This is the first time I've seen records for passengers and crew departing the U.S.  It doesn't cover everything so make sure you check the sources listed below.

Ancestry.com has a database titled All U.S., Departing Passenger and Crew Lists, 1914-1966.  It includes 21,874 people recorded as being born in Greece and 5,362 born in Turkey, 

Description:
These passenger and crew departure lists from both ships and aircraft were recorded on a variety of forms that were then turned over to the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Details requested on the forms varied, but they typically include the name of the vessel, departure date, ports of departure and destination, shipmaster, full name, age, gender, physical description, military rank (if any), occupation, birthplace, citizen of what country, and residence. For military transports, you may find the next of kin, relationships, and address listed as well. Later manifests may include visa or passport numbers.

All Sources Alabama Pas…