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Greeks Included - Tampa - Italian midwife's records

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"A genealogy treasure trove:  Translating an Italian midwife's records gives birth to history in Tampa" is the title of an article printed in the St Petersburg Times on August 1, 2010.  




"Angelo Lorenzo spread out 62 small notebooks, rubber-banded in packs, untouched for decades, freshly unearthed from a clothes closet. • Lorenzo wore white cotton gloves. He flipped the brittle pages with a letter opener. Each one recorded a birth in Tampa. Page one was Maria Ficarotta, born May 10, 1907. • He translated the page — handwritten in Sicilian a century ago by a Tampa midwife. The baby's parents were Antonio and Guiseppina, the midwife wrote in pencil. She was 23, he was 25. They lived on Main Street in West Tampa. • The translator had another 6,733 births to go. The prolific midwife had birthed up to six babies a day from 1907 to 1939. On each page, she documented who the parents were, where they came from, how many other children they had, where they lived and how th…

Google Search Engine for Greece

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I recently readGenealogy Guide to Google Country Search Enginesin the blog "Genealogy in Time".   They state that Google has country specific domains to deal with local regulations, etc.  and that genealogists can use it to our advantage when looking for country specific information and archives.  
I agree.  I did a few searches on the http://Google.gr search engine and the results were more closely related to what I was looking for.  When I do a search on the Google.com search engine I receive a million results and have to cull through page after page to try and find what I am looking for, many times giving up with no worthwhile results.

Try it.  Also, take the time to follow the link above and read the entire article "Genealogy Guide to Google Country Search Engines".  You will also find links to local search engines for 132 countries and translations.


Good luck with your Greek family history research.


Georgia Keilman nee Stryker (Stratigakos)
http://HellenicGenealogy…

ΚΙΣ - Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece

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ΚΙΣ - Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece

This website resource contains the following information:


Jewish Organizations in Greece - History and Administration of Communities in Athens, Thessaloniki, Larisa, Volos, Corfu, Chalkis, Ioannina, Trikala, Rhodes 


Pre-War Communities - Alexandroupoli, Arta, Veroia, Didimoticho, Drama, Zakynthos, Kavala, Karditsa, Kastoria, Komothnh, Kos, Nea Orestiada, Xanthi, Patra, Preveza, Serres, Florina, Chania


Institutions - Jewish Museum of Greece, Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki, Nursing Home "Restion", Synagogue of Chania, Jewish Museum of Rhodes


Plus information on World Jewry, the Holocaust, and Israel.


Good luck with your Greek family history research.


Georgia Keilman nee Stryker (Stratigakos)
http://HellenicGenealogyGeek.com



Greek Refugee Treasures - watch video online

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This video is from an exhibition titled "Refugee Treasures" that ran at the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens last year.  It highlights the evacuation of Asia Minor during 1922 and the "treasures" that were taken from Triglia and other areas in Asia Minor.
Watch the video - (scroll down on the page to access the video)
Enjoy.
Georgia Keilman nee Stryker (Stratigakos) http://HellenicGenealogyGeek.com

Chicago - National Hellenic Museum

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NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM - THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN THE U.S. CELEBRATING GREEK HISTORY, ART AND CULTURE - TO OPEN IN LATE FALL 2011
Article published August 27, 2010 online at pitchengine.com -  read entire article

East Macedonia & Thrace - 64 New Links

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64 New Links for Eastern Macedonia & Thrace - Prefectures Drama, Evros, Kavala, Rodopi, Xanthi.  They will be added to the HellenicGenealogyGeek.com  main website in the next week or so when I publish the revised and easier to navigate site.  In the meantime, you can view these additional links right here.

As always, I invite you to recommend additions to this list that you think would be helpful to those researching their Greek family history.
Georgia Keilman nee Stryker (Stratigakos)       http://HellenicGenealogyGeek.com
Drama - Prefectural Administration of Drama Drama - Municipality of Prossotsani Drama - Municipality of Paranestion Drama - Municipality of Nikiforos Drama - Municipality of Kalambakion Drama - Municipality of Doxaton Drama - Municipality of Drama Drama - Daily Press - Echo Evros - Diocese of Alexandroupolis Evros - Diocese of Didymoticho & Orestiada Evros - Prefectural Administration of Evros Evros - Municipality of Tycheron Evros - Municipality of Trigonon Evros - Municip…

60 Photos from Greece 1903-1920 Frederic Boissonnas

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I love photographs - look at their faces, hands, clothes, surroundings - now use your imagination to try and understand what it was like living in Greece during the early 1900s.


60 photographs taken between 1903 and 1920 by Frederic Boissonnas were published in January 2010 in THESPROTIA NEWS  --  "Frederic Boissonnas (1858-1946) - Masterly pictures from Greece in 1903-1920, a great photographer philhellene"


Enjoy.


Georgia Keilman nee Stryker (Stratigakos)
http://HellenicGenealogyGeek.com

CNN to air TURKEY'S DWINDLING GREEK CHRISTIANS

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CNN's "World's Untold Stories"
TO EXAMINE GREEK ORTHODOX COMMUNITY IN TURKEY


NEW YORK – CNN International will air a program entitled “Turkey’s Dwindling Greek Christians” as part of its series “World’s Untold Stories.” The program will air on the CNN International Channel (look for it in your local cable, satellite listings) as follows: 
• Saturday, Aug. 28: 
(GMT) 13:30, 20:00 - (EDT, New York) 9:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m.
• Sunday, Aug. 29:
 (GMT) 1200, 20:30  - (EDT, New York) 8:00 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
• Monday, Aug. 30: 
(GMT) 03:00 • Tuesday, Aug. 31: (GMT) 12:30, 17:30 - (EDT, New York) 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
The following excerpt is taken from the CNN website:(CNN) – Patriarch Bartholomew is the living embodiment of one of the world's oldest institutions -- the Greek Orthodox Church in Constantinople.
But he could be the last to hold the title in what is modern-day Istanbul, in secular but Muslim majority Turkey.
CNN's "World's Untold Stories" …

DOCUMENTARY - Violet August: 1918 Anti-Greek Riots in Toronto

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VIOLENT AUGUST: THE 1918 ANTI-GREEK RIOTS IN TORONTO -- "Recently produced documentary about the largest anti-Greek riot in North America". Produced by John Burry, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Three years in the making and nominated for a Heritage Toronto Award. It features expert commentary by two U.S. professors of modern Greek history. 
A 6 minute preview is available at www.violentaugust.com
Good luck with your Greek genealogy research.
Georgia Keilman nee Stryker (Stratigakos) http://HellenicGenealogyGeek.com


Central Macedonia, Greece - 148 New Links

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148 New Links for Central Macedonia in Greece - Prefectures Chalkidiki, Imathia, Kilkis, Pella, Pieria, Serres, and Thessaloniki.
They will be added to the HellenicGenealogyGeek.com main website in the next week or so when I publish the revised and easier to navigate site.  In the meantime, you can view these additional links right here.
As always, I invite you to recommend additions to this list that you think would be helpful to those researching their Greek family history.
Georgia Keilman nee Stryker (Stratigakos)       http://HellenicGenealogyGeek.com

Chalkidiki (Halkidiki) - Diocese of Kassandria Chalkidiki (Halkidiki) - Diocese of Ierissos, Agion Oros & Ardamerion Chalkidiki (Halkidiki) - Prefectural Administration of Chalkidiki Chalkidiki (Halkidiki) - Municipality of Ormylia Chalkidiki (Halkidiki) - Municipality of Pallini Chalkidiki (Halkidiki) - Municipality of Moudania Chalkidiki (Halkidiki) - Municipality of Anthemountas Chalkidiki (Halkidiki) - Municipality of Toroni Chalkidiki (H…