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725 born in Greece - District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961

Image has a new FREE database titled "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961" which includes 725 people born in Greece.
What is in This Collection? The collection consists of an index and images to death records from the District of Columbia. The records cover the years 1874 to 1961. The records were recorded by hand on pre-printed forms.
What Can These Records Tell Me? The following information may be found in these records:
Name of deceased Date and place of death Age and gender of deceased Race Marital status Occupation Birthplace of deceased and parents Duration of residence Cause of death Name of person(s) who removed the body Name of undertaker Place and date of burial
Deaths were recorded to better serve public health needs. Death certificates were also used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.
Registration of vital statistics began in 1874 for the District of Columbia and was generally complied with by 1880 for deaths. Some earlier reco…

The Trials and Tribulations of Panayiotis and Giannis Seitanidis

by Stavros Stavridis
published in The National Herald May 16, 2020
The National Herald has given permission to post articles that are of interest to our group.
An Australian Pontian friend of mine, Peter Seitanidis heard that I am a historian specializing in the history of Asia Minor covering the years 1919-23. He contacted me wanting to tell me the stories of his grandfather and great uncle. Peter stated that his elderly father recounted the family story of escape, survival, and deportation from Pontos. His ancestors were originally from the city of Kerasounta (Giresun) on the Black Sea coast. The family story passed down to Peter has gaps that can be filled from other sources. Finding specific information about Kerasounta hasn't been easy but I pieced it together from scattered information. 
Before delving into Peter's account, I will provide a brie…

Greek Industrial Painters of North America

by Steve Frangos
published in The National Herald May 23, 2020
The National Herald has given permission to post articles that are of interest to our group.

CHICAGO- Generations of Greeks have painted bridges, towers, other metal industrial structures all across North America and Canada. While the Greek-American press has never ignored this coterie of daredevil painters Greek-American Studies, such as it exists, speaks little of them. Fortunately, the American news services have always been intrigued with these men and so recent news reports, with accompanying video footage, has once again vividly brought this industrial craft to the public's notice. 
The difference this time – besides detailed interviews with individual career painters – is the film footage. 
Not all industrial painters work outdoors. But those that do work in teams frequently at dizzying heights, to which the…

Greek Immigrant Cafe Owners Left Their Mark in Australia

by TNH Staff
published in The National Herald April 25, 2020
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QUEENSLAND, Australia – The Greek immigrant experience is especially associated with restaurants and cafes around the world. Wherever Greeks went, their traditional values of philoxenia and philotimo went with them. This was also true for the Lathouras brothers who immigrated to Australia from Alatsata in Asia Minor in 1906, the State Library of Queensland noted on its website. 
By 1923 Jannos (Jack) Lathouras and his brothers, Michael and Mark, had opened two cafes in the main street of Bundaberg, Bourbong Street. Bundaberg was a thriving provincial Queensland town during the 1920s. 
Jack Lathouras worked in several locations, including Melbourne, Brisbane and Ingham before joining his cousins, John and Steve Girdi…

The Athens Hotel of Old New York

by Steve Frangos
published in The National Herald April 4, 2020
The National Herald has given permission to post articles that are of interest to our group.
In Old New York, everyone who was anyone simply said they were going to 'The Greek'. Various reasons prompted visiting The Greek: an elegant leisurely breakfast, lunch, or dinner; just to meet some friends in the lounge over cigars and brandy; a safe clean place to stay while visiting New York City. In the evening it might be some elaborate social event. The sign out front, on 30 East Forty-second street, said 'Hotel Athens'. The hotel also had frontages on 42nd and 41st streets, 123 feet east of Madison Avenue (New York Tribune March 21, 1909). To be more exact “the hotel is T shaped, fronting 31.6 feet on Forty-second street and extends 200 feet through the block to Forty-second street. It fronts 23.9 feet on Madison…

12 born in Greece - South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966

Image has added a new FREE database titled "South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966" which includes 12 people born in Greece.
This collection consists of death certificates from South Africa and South-West Africa (now Namibia) from 1955-1966.
Reading These Records (from wiki page) These records are in Afrikaans and English. For help reading these records see the following guides: Afrikaans Word ListNetherlands Language and LanguagesSouth Africa Language and LanguagesWhat Can These Records Tell Me?The following information may be found in this record: NameSexAgeRaceParent's name (if under age 10)BirthplaceCivil statusOccupationWhether pensioned or dependentPlace and date of deathResidenceIntended place of burialCause of deathDuration of last illnessInformation concerning informant

4 born in Greece - Rhode Island, Providence County, Swan Point Cemetery Records 1846-1950

Image has added a new FREE database titled "Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, Swan Point Cemetery Records, ca.1846-ca1950" which has 4 records for people born in Greece.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Where Buried
Place of Birth
Child of
Place of Death
Date of Death

You will be able to view the indexes immediately online.  To view the actual Cemetery Records you will need to visit a Family History Center or Affiliate Library.