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The History of Early Greek Immigrants in Illinois Extends Beyond Chicago

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THE HISTORY OF EARLY GREEK IMMIGRANTS IN ILLINOIS EXTENDS BEYOND CHICAGO

Published in The National Herald, May 19, 2013
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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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CHICAGO- The experiences of Greek immigrants and their families in rural Illinois have yet to see inclusion in the historical accounts of ethnic groups in the state. The history of Illinois Greeks is presented as an urban experience focusing almost exclusively upon Chicago.  Demographically, there can be no question that the greatest concentration of Greek immigrants live (and have always lived) within Chicago and the immediately adjacent to the city. Still, largely unrecorded, except in Greek sources, are the experiences of Greek immigrants in the most rural areas of Illinois. From the 1880s until the 1920s Greek immigrants established businesses and families in small ham…

BOOK - 1,475 Names - The Arcadians of America - Volume 1

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THE ARCADIANS OF AMERICA - History & Contribution Volume 1, IN TWO HOMELANDS
by Petros I. Sarantakis
Published by the PAN ARCADIAN FEDERATION OF AMERICA, 2018
For your reference I have included the CONTENTS and a list of the 1,475 NAMES included in the book.  


Note:  To purchase contact Anna Harisiadis Executive Secretary
PFA Headquarters
880 N. York Rd.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-833-1900
630-833-1956 fax

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION GREEK IMMIGRATION TO AMERICA The Causes of Immigration The First Steps The Journey The First Arcadian Argonauts Mass Migration of the Arcadians Arcadian Settlements Life and Work THE ARCADIANS IN THE GREEK COMMUNITIES In Chicago, Illinois In Detroit, Michigan In Sheboygan, Wisconsin In Gary, Indiana In Cleveland, Ohio In Columbus, Ohio In Youngstown, Ohio In Other Cities of Ohio In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania In New York, New York In Stamford, Connecticut In Boston, Massachusetts In Lowell, Massachusetts In Other Cities of Massachusetts In Baltimore, Maryland In Washington, D.C. In Birmingham, Alaba…