Posts

Featured Post

Version 2 - 1,870 Resources for Hellenic Genealogy Research

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

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT


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 

Tales of Greek Slavery in 19th Century America

Image
Tales of Greek Slavery in 19th Century America

By Steve Frangos

Published in The National Herald, January 15, 2000
------------------------------

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. 
------------------------------

Somehow, in the ongoing debates over the Black Athens and the roots of Greek culture, the long historical exchanges between Africans and Greeks in the Americas have been totally ignored.  Among the earliest of these shared nexuses in history is the common experience of slavery.  During the 1820s, when a sizable wave of Greek immigrants and refugees began arriving to the United States, their prior status as slaves of the Ottomans was clearly understood.
In the new American setting these Greek sojourners were often treated as near equals with the Anglo-Saxon majority by their African counter-parts who had been brought to America as slaves or were descendants of slaves.  In point of…

HOW DID THOSE GREEK FESTIVALS GET STARTED IN AMERICA?

Image
HOW DID THOSE GREEK FESTIVALS  GET STARTED IN AMERICA?

By Steve Frangos

Published in The National Herald, June 2, 2007
------------------------------

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. 
------------------------------

As with so many things in Greek American history, no one really knows who started the Greek Festival. Outside of the liturgical calendar, it’s safe to say this is the one social event celebrated by nearly every Greek Orthodox Church in the country. This one event has so aided and changed our society and culture in North America, one would imagine that some enterprising folklorist or cultural historian has documented its origins and development. Nothing could be further from the truth. 
In keeping with most other Greek-inspired cultural innovations in North America, these ‘Hellenic,’ ‘Greek’ of ‘Grecian’ festivals are not simply popular local events. The Greek Festival has reac…

Book - Ulysses in the Raj (Greeks in India 1700s-1800s) - 620 Names Listed

Image
BOOK - Ulysses in the Raj By Paul Byron Norris Published in 1992 by the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia
Thank you to Liz Chater who originally brought this book to our attention in the Hellenic Genealogy Geek Facebook group
I was able to borrow this book through my local public library's inter-library loan program.
Below you will see the Contents of this book along with the 621 names mentioned.
CONTENTS Illustrations & Maps Foreword Introduction & Acknowledgements Dedication Chapter 1 – The Source:Greek Traders in the Ottoman Empire Chapter 2 – The Goal:India Chapter 3 – Panaghiotis Alexios Argyree Chapter 4 – Alexander Panioty Chapter 5 – The Greek Orthodox Church in Bengal Chapter 6 – The Mavericks: Part A – The Athenian Brahmin (Galanos) Part B – The Mercenaries (Gike & Launay) Part C – The Patriotic Pirate (Kephalas) Chapter 7 – The Greek Community in Bengal 1774-1857 Chapter 8 – The Chiots (Rallis) Chapter 9 – The Corfiots Chapter 10 – The Paniotys:The Last Act Appendice…