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Relatives Born in Greece, but died in France between 1970-2018?

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Do you have relatives who were born in Greece, but died in France between 1970-2018?  Ancestry.com has completed an index to the records on the data.gouv.fr death database - https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/62201/ It's hard to determine an exact number of records that fall into this category, but my estimate is that there are about 4,700 people born in Greece in this database.Source InformationAncestry.com. WEB: France, Death Records, 1970-2018 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2020.Original data: Fichier des personnes décédées. France: data.gouv.fr.About WEB: France, Death Records, 1970-2018All data in this third-party database was obtained from the source’s website. Ancestry.com does not support or make corrections or changes to the original database. To learn more about these records, please refer to the source’s website.

22 born in Greece - South Africa, Orange Free State, Civil Death Registration 1902-1954

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FamilySearch.org has a new FREE database titled "South Africa, Orange Free State, Civil Death Registration 1902-1954".  There are records for 22 people born in Greece.
Images are courtesy of National Archives of South Africa. These records are in Afrikaans and English. For help reading these records please see the following:
Afrikaans Genealogical Word List https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Afrikaans_Genealogical_Word_List
South Africa Languages - https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/South_Africa_Languages
The following information may be found in this record:
Name Parent's name if under the age of ten Mother's residence Age Sex Birthplace Marital status Occupation Whether pensioner or pensioner is dependent Place and date of death Residence Place of burial Cause and duration of death Background of informant

938 born in Greece/Turkey - New Jersey, Naturalization records 1905-1944, various counties

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FamilySearch.org has a new FREE database titled "New Jersey, Naturalization records from various counties, 1905-1944".  It includes 757 people listed as being born in Greece and an additional 181 born in Turkey.This collection contains naturalization records from the counties of Newark, Trenton, and Camden counties in the state of New Jersey. The federal records are originally housed at The National Archives office in New York.Detailed information on these records can be found on the FamilySearch.org Wiki - https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/United_States,_New_Jersey,_Naturalization_Records_From_Various_Counties_-_FamiySearch_Historical_Records

40 Names Listed - GREEK GOVERNMENT GAZETTE - 21 Sept 1834

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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.  -----21 September 1834 - Government Gazette - A35 LINK TO THIS ISSUE:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DolzLBs8aV9fOPJsexa2c-xHUpAu5tDL/view?usp=sharing
NOTE:  Names are listed in the same order that they are presented on the page.  ----- PAGE 3ΙωαννηςΤζαντζαλης– Ioannis TzantzalisΓεωργιος Σκευας – GeorgiosSkevasΠανος Καλομοιρης – PanosKalomoiri…

31 Names Listed in GREEK GOVERNMENT GAZETTE - 27 Aug 1834

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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.  -----27 August 1834 - Government Gazette - A31 LINK TO THIS ISSUE:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FuYY3qGSn5vROc5CD8AfKrrmN2zfoMi_/view?usp=sharing
NOTE:  Names are listed in the same order that they are presented on the page.  ----- PAGE 3Μιχαηλ Ρουκανακης – Michail RoukanakisΔημητρ. Ιωαννοπουλ. – Dimitr. Ioannopoul.Γεωργιος Βικης – GeorgiosV…

Greece Adds 16 Traditions to UNESCO Heritage List

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The National Herald published an article titled "Greece Adds 16 Traditions to UNESCO Heritage List" in the September 12, 2020 issue.
Sixteen Greek traditions ranging from Lent events to tobacco processing and site-specific techniques of cultivation were approved for inclusion in the national intangible cultural heritage list, part of UNESCO's effort to record practices and find ways of passing them on to newer generations. 
The 16 entries were approved by the Culture Ministry earlier this month, and include diverse and often little-known practices. A selection follows: 
- Janissaries and Boules, a pre-Lent tradition of Naoussa, with the mock courting of a woman - all played by disguised men and dancing through the city to bring a good and prosperous year. 
- Mesosporitissa tradition, a special service on November 20 in honor of the Virgin Mary (a day before the Presentation to the Temple feast) at a small church in Elefsina, followed by the distribution of a semi-sweet bread…

175 Names Listed in GREEK GOVERNMENT GAZETTE - 23 June 1834

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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.  -----23 June 1834 - Government Gazette - A23 LINK TO THIS ISSUE:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-is489FUV-edOdxMTliZZtdZrF2YH01c/view?usp=sharing
NOTE:  Names are listed in the same order that they are presented on the page.  ----- PAGE 3Γεωργιος Μητρομαργαριτης – GeorgiosMitromargaritisΑθανασιος Κωνσταντοπουλος – AthanasiosKonstantopoulosΓιαν…