Greek Community of New York City - Early Years to 1910

The book "The Greek Community of New York City - Early Years to 1910" by Michael Contopoulos, with a foreword by Constantine G. Hatzidimitriou, gives a history of the evolution of the Greek immigrant community, greek immigrant occupations, immigrant society, and more.  It was published posthumously by Aristide D. Caratzas, Publisher in 1992.

I was able to acquire this book through the Inter-library loan program at my local library.  If you wish to purchase the book, there are several different versions available through the following link:
The Greek Community of New York City: Early Years to 1910 (Hellenism : Ancient, Mediaeval, Modern Ser)

Below you will find the Table of Contents.  You can access the 343 names mentioned in the book through the following link at Greek Community of New York City 

The TABLE OF CONTENTS reads as follows:

List of Tables and Appendices
Chapter 1 - Prolegomena
Chapter 2 - The Newcomers
Chapter 3 - The Merchants
Chapter 4 - The Provincial Influx
Chapter 5 - Immigrant Society
Chapter 6 - Economic Foundations
Chapter 7 - The Involvement of New York Greeks in the Greek-Turkish War of 1897
Chapter 8 - Fraternal Associations
Chapter 9 - The Immigrant Church
Chapter 10 - The Immigrant Press
Chapter 11 - Conclusion

Good luck with your Greek family genealogy research.

Georgia Keilman nee Stryker (Stratigakos)


  1. Hi Georgia,
    I've been meaning to contact you regarding The Tsintzina Society. Peter W. Dickson wrote a chapter in "New Directions in Greek American Studies" by Georgakas and Moskos entitled: “The Greek Pilgrims: Tsakonas and Tsintzinians." Have you heard of us?

  2. Hi Kathryn - I am so glad you sent me the link to the website "The Tsintzina Society". I have included it on the list of uncategorized links that will be sent out later today. I notice that there is a notation that the Society is looking to collect genealogy information on these families. If you do add that feature or update with any other features that you think are important, please contact me again. I will update the information on your site. Thanks again, I always get excited when I see the amount of work that has gone into preserving our Greek heritage.


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