Monday, February 20, 2012

LDS Records from Greece - Now or Never?




There is a lot of talk in the genealogy blogs about the end of microfilm manufacturing.  You might think that is okay, but what about the records that were microfilmed years ago by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormans).  These microfilm rolls are archived and available for you to order and have sent to either a local LDS Family History Center or if you live in the U.S., a local affiliated public library.


The issue is that when an order comes in for the loan of a microfilm roll, the original is copied, and the copy is sent to the library for your use (this is my understanding of the process).  If new microfilm manufacturing is halted, how much longer can this loan process last?


They are in the process of converting much of their microfilm into digital files available for access online. The Greek records, however, are not on the list for near term conversion.  I believe that is due to a lack of interest in viewing these records by those of us researching our Greek family history.  


I have included a list below of records that are available (there may be additional ones).  If you are interested, visit their website at FamilySearch.org - search in the subject area for Greece.  They have very clear directions on how to order microfilm.


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Greece - Marriages and marriage contracts of men serving in the Greek Armed Forces during the period of the reign of King Otto, from all localities of what was Greece at that period of time. - Ministry of Armed Forces of King Otto’s Period - Ελλάς. Υπουργείο Στρατιωτικών Οθωνικής Περιόδου 
Φρουραρχείο Βονίτσης - Commander’s Office of Vonitsa
Φρουραρχείο Χαλκίδος - Commander’s Office of Halkis
Φρουραρχείο Λαμίας - Commander’s Office of Lamia
Σώμα Νομοεπιθεωρητών - Law Council
Φρουραρχείο Νεοκάστρου - Commander’s Office of Neokastron
Φρουραρχείο Μεθώνης - Commander’s Office of Methoni
Γραμματεία - Headquarters
Φρουραρχείο Ρίου Αντιρρίου - Commander’s Office of Rion Antirrion
Γενικό Επιτελείο - General Staff
Φρουραρχείο Ναυπλίου - Commander’s Office of Nauplion
Φρουραρχείο Αθηνών - Πειραιώς - Commander’s Office of Athens and Piraeus
Τάγμα Πυροβολικού - Artillery Battalion
Όλα τα Σώματα - All Army Corps
Τάγμα Πεζικού - Infantry Batallion

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Ελλάς. Υπουργείο Εσωτερικών - Πολιτογραφήσεις και Αλλαγές Επωνύμων Greece - Ministry of the Interior - Naturalizations & Surname Changes 
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Halkis, Euvoias, Greece. Civil Registry Office 
Microfilm of manuscripts of the General Archives of Greece - contains registers of refugees from Marmara, Turkey, who arrived in Halkis, Euvoias, Greece.  Listed by families, lists of refugees who received monetary compensation, register of refugees listing by families, birth dates according to Ottoman calendar; add 548 for corresponding dates according to Christian calendar, and male registers. (In modern Greek) 
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Genealogy of the Komnenos family of Komnina, Kozani, Greece 
by Konstantinos Varzos 
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Greece. Ministry of the Interior
List of persons qualifying for jury duty.  All counties of Greece are included.

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Contains male register by age and alphabetical, draft listing and list of navy pension certificates, non-commission officers 
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Marriages and divorces from the Greek Religion Department in Athens during the period of King Otto (in Greek & German) 
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Marriages and deaths for the naval headquarters in Poros during the period of King Otto (in Greek & German) 
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Greece. Ministry of the Military 

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General Archives of Greece (Nauplion, Argolidos) 
During this period of time in Greece, Nauplion, Argolidos was the capital of Greece.  This group of microfilm contains records from all over Greece.  
Male Register 1841
Male Register 1879
Draft Listing 1838
List of males; ages 1820; 1838
Draft listings 1839
List of Navy pension and certificates 1864

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Military pensions of Greece during the period of Otto (in Greek and German)
Widow & Orphan pensions 1854-1855
Widow & Orphan pensions 1854-1861
Widow& Orphan pensions 1860-1862
Non-commissioned officer and soldier pension 1861-1862
Retired officers 1861-1862
Pensions for Fort Athen & Pyreus 1838
Pensions for Fort Athen 1841-1842
Pensions for Fort Lamia 1842
Pensions for Fort Nauplia 1839-1842
Pensions for Fort Modone 1838-1841
Pension Record Office 1836-1845, 1853
Pensions for Artillery Battalion 1836-1838
Pensions for Artillery Battalion 1839-1844
Pensions for the 1. Infantry Battalion 1836-1841
Pensions for the 2. Infantry Battalion 1839-1841
Pensions for the 1. Infantry Battalion 1842-1843
Pensions for the 2. Infantry Battalion 1836-1843
Pensions for the 3. Infantry Battalion 1836-1838
Pensions for the 3. Infantry Battalion 1839-1844
Pensions for the 4. Infantry Battalion 1836-1837
Pensions for the 4. Infantry Battalion 1837-1838, 1848
Pensions for the 1. Skirmisher Battalion 1836-1843
Pensions for the 2. Skirmisher Battalion 1836-1838
Pensions for the 4. Skirmisher Battalion 1840-1841
Pensions for the Cavalry Regiment 1836-1844
Pensions for Phalanx 1837-1846
Pensions for Phalanx 1845, 1848-1849
Pensions for Phalanx 1849-1850
Pensions for Phalanx 1850-1851
Pensions for Phalanx 1851-1852
Pensions for Front-line Soldiers 1836-1845
Pensions for the Disabled 1836-1843
Pensions for the Police Force 1836-1840
Pensions for the Police Force 1839-1845
Disability Pensions 1836-1837
Disability Pensions 1837-1843
Arsenal Pensions 1836-1843
Pensions for the Technological Corp 1836-1843
Pensions for Athenians 1835
Pensions 1835
Pensions 1834-1836
Disability Pensions 1833-1835
Widow and Orphan Pensions Fund 1834-1843
Pensions and Benefits 1843-1862
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3 comments:

  1. The following message was sent to me by Dawna Stevens

    Georgia, Though we have a lot of microfilm here, the process now is that the records are actually beiing digitized. I have been contacted by the repesentaive over procurring records for Greece that what is available will soon be available for indexing as well.

    THANKS Dawna, this is GREAT news.

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  2. When these records are indexed, it could be THE key to more people accessing them because language will no longer be a barrier. I am so excited at this possibility to help others and "give back"!

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  3. I no longer see Greece or Greek records listed on the LDS site (as of today, 25FEB2012).

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