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View PDF Document with 1,870 Hellenic Genealogy Research Links-----VERSION 2 - RESOURCES FOR HELLENIC GENEALOGY RESEARCH By Georgia Stryker Keilman HellenicGenealogyGeek.com  

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Adoption/Orphans 

Asia Minor / Pontos / Anatolia / Ottoman Empire / Turkey 

Cemetery/Funerals/Obituaries 

Culture 

Diaspora (- General, Africa, Albania, Argentina, Asia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Chile, Columbia, Cyprus, Egypt, England plus Ireland Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Russia/USSR, Serbia, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Ukraine, Yugoslavia, United States 

DNA 
Election Material – Translations of General Election Lists (Greek to English)
Family Trees / Hellenic Genealogy Research 

Film & Video 

Greece 

Greek Language / Handwriting 

Greek Names  

Greek Orthodox Church 

Hellenic Organizations 

Immigration 

Jewish 

Libraries 

Maps 

Museums 

Oral Histories / Interviews 

Counterfeiters Gave Greeks A Bad Name

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COUNTERFEITERS GAVE GREEKS A BAD NAME
By Steve Frangos

Published in The National Herald, December 16, 2006
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I am excited to announce 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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Ongoing abuse by a variety of native-born Americans against all newly arrived Greek immigrants of the 1880-1920 era can not be questioned. But then again, neither can we deny the criminal action of a select number of Greek immigrants. We can no longer simply ignore this group of individuals. These persons saw much news coverage, and their actions were often projected onto all other Greek immigrants. If we completely ignore these individuals and their undisputed crimes, then much of the negative press Greek immigrants received during this era becomes impossible to understand.
Initially, these reported crimes were common enough. On 13 December 1891, “Baroness Elizabeth de Blanc…

1871 - Village of TSEROVAS, Municipality of Karyoupoleos, Region of Gythio, Greece - FREE Translation of 1871 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 n…

Film Clip - 1923 - "Out of the Land of Bondage" tragedy of Greek exodus from Turkish rule in Thrace

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British PATHE - Historic Film Archive - Footage Library

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1923  Film clip title - Click on title below for link to video
"Out of the land of bondage". Poignant pictures that illustrate tragedy of Greek exodus from Turkish rule in Thrace. 

Film Clip - 1949 - Greek Kids Make Own Shoes From UN Leather

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British PATHE - Historic Film Archive - Footage Library

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1949  Film clip title - Click on title below for link to video

GREEK KIDS MAKE OWN SHOES FROM UN LEATHER

Athens, Greece

Various shots of young boys in a Government Children's Village making shoes from leather supplied by UNICEF, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. A boy uses a sewing machine on some leather while some men stand around and watch. A line of children queue for shoes handed to them by officials. 


Film Clip - 1925 - Weddings Wholesale! 16 orphans marry in Athens, Greece

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British PATHE - Historic Film Archive - Footage Library

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1925 Film clip title - Click on title below for link to video

Weddings - wholesale!  Picturesque scenes at nuptials of 16 orphans - Athens, Greece.


The Sourapas Family of Seattle: A Toast to Family, Friends, and Work

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THE SOURAPAS FAMILY OF SEATTLE: A TOAST TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND WORK
By Steve Frangos, TNH Staff Writer

Published in The National Herald, February 17-23, 2018 
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I am excited to announce 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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A Seattle Greek Immigrant Family's Soft Drink Business, by Steve (Stavros) J. Sourapas with Rosanne Gostovich Royer, is a complex story that immediately catches the reader's attention and keeps it throughout. This tale encompasses three generations of the Sourapas family as well as offering a detailed but clearly rendered account of the daily trials, long-term tribulations and deep lasting satisfaction of maintaining a soft drink business. Researchers, the world over, dream of finding such detailed narratives of any successful confectioner, restaurateur or other self-made independent businessman- that showcases such…

Greek-American Music Heritage Celebrated at Philadelphia History Museum

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GREEK-AMERICAN MUSIC HERITAGE CELEBRATED AT PHILADELPHIA HISTORY MUSEUM
By TNH Staff
Published in The National Herald, March 17-23, 2018 
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I am excited to announce 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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PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia (GAHSP) Photo Tour 2018, A Musical Odyssey – The Heritage of Greek Music in Philadelphia an exhibit spanning 100 years, opened at the Philadelphia History Museum on March 10, featuring Greek musicians and bands from the Philadelphia area, and tracing the roots of Greek music, back to the arrival of the first Greek immigrants to the city and the creation of Greektown. GAHSP initiated the project nearly a year ago, researching the bands and their history. Over thirty bands and musicians, including John Argyropoulos, Lefteri Hasselidis, Neo Kyma, Atlantis of Philadelphia, and G…