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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.

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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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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.…

17 Born in Greece - Obituary Index to Arizona Newspapers, 1993-1994

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FamilySearch.org has a database named "Arizona, Obituary Index to Arizona Newspapers, 1993-1994" which includes 17 people born in Greece.  

You will be able to view the actual obituary online for FREE.  I have posted an example above.

The great things about obituaries is that in many cases they will show a woman's maiden name, and the names of family members.  This information can really help fill in the blanks in your family tree.

The FamilySearch source for this information:  Mesa Family History Center, Mesa, Arizona


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121 Born in Greece - Payson Arizona Obituaries 1948-2008

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FamilySearch.org has a database named "Arizona, Payson, Obituaries, 1948-2008" which includes 121 people born in Greece.  

You will be able to view the actual obituary online for FREE.  I have posted an example above.

The great things about obituaries is that in many cases they will show a woman's maiden name, and the names of family members.  This information can really help fill in the blanks in your family tree.

The FamilySearch source for this information:  The Arizona Republic newspaper, Phoenix; Payson Roundup newspapers and Northern Gila County Genealogy Society Library, Payson.


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1867 - Village of KOZIA, 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 …

6,861 Greeks listed in California, Death Index, 1940-1997

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FamilySearch.org has a database named "California, Death Index, 1940-1997" which includes 6,861 people born in Greece.

You will be able to view the Index entries online for FREE.  This is an index and there are no original document images available.

This index includes the following information.  As an example I have included the data for Christos N. Actipis.

Name:  Christos . Actipis
Event Type:  Death
Event Date:  29 Oct 1962
Event Place:  Los Angeles, California, United States
Birth Date:  23 Dec 1898
Birth Place:  Greece
Gender:  Male
Mother's Name:  Cardaris
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