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GREEK GENEALOGY - 1872 Greece General Election Lists: City of Sparti (Sparta) in the Municipality of Sparta, Lakonia (GREEK-ENGLISH Translation)

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The digital collections of the Greek State Archives offer a wealth of information to those of us interested in Greek genealogy.  Included are the "1872 General Election Lists" for each Municipality.  Each row includes:  Line # - Given Name, Surname - Age - Father's Name - Occupation.
This is a GREAT resource, but very difficult to navigate for those who do not read Greek.
I have translated these pages and made them available in both Greek and English for the city of Sparti (Sparta) in the Municipality of Sparta, Lakonia.
Follow the Lulu link below to view a FREE preview.
Ebook available for download in PDF format 
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GREEK GENEALOGY - 1872 Greece General Election Lists: Communities of Riza, Machmoutmpei-Sklavochori (Amyklai), and Socha in the Municipality of Sparta (GREEK-ENGLISH Translation)

Greek From Mozambique Hunts Cretan Ancestors - GreekReporter, August 23, 2012

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"A Greek From Mozambique Hunts Cretan Ancestors"

Born and raised in Mozambique, Parashos Skouloudis has never forgotten his Greek roots.  Now he's trying to find them and is searching for his ancestors and any remaining relatives on the Greek island of Crete.  . . . .

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Hellenic Museum of Michigan

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Hellenic Museum of Michigan

"As part of its mission, the Museum will chronicle the struggles, triumphs and
contributions of a vibrant Greek immigrant community’s journey to Michigan. Their legacy will be recorded and preserved through artifacts, oral histories, documents and photographs. This rich heritage of extraordinary Greek-Americans, will be passed on from generation to generation."


GREEK GENEALOGY - 1872 Greece General Election Lists: Communities of Riza, Machmoutmpei-Sklavochori (Amyklai), and Socha in the Municipality of Sparta (GREEK-ENGLISH Translation)

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The digital collections of the Greek State Archives offer a wealth of information to those of us interested in Greek genealogy.  Included are the "General Election Lists" for each Municipality.  Each row includes:  Line # -  Given Name, Surname - Age - Father's Name -  Occupation.
This is a GREAT resource, but very difficult to navigate for those who do not read Greek. 
I have translated these pages and made them available in both Greek and Englishfor the communities of Riza, Machmoutmpei-Sklavochori (Amyklai), and Socha in the Municipality of Sparta, Lakonia.

Available for download in PDF format 

"Riot of Denver Greeks" article - Breckenridge Bulletin, Colorado - March 13, 1909

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Published in the Breckenridge Bulletin (Breckenridge, Summit County) Colorado March 13, 1909
RIOT OF DENVER GREEKS
Denver. - Eighty-six members of Denver's Greek colony were arrested and placed in the city jail Tuesday afternoon following a terrific hand-to-hand fight between 300 Greeks and Patrolmen Barbiere, Clark, Wilson and Burghart, who had gone to 1749 Market street to arrest the owners of a gambling layout.
Battling with clubs and revolvers, the policemen rounded up 200 of the Greeks.  In response to a riot call, three patrol wagons, filled with officers, were rushed to the center of the Market street colony.  Owing to their large number the prisoners were sent to police headquarters in relays, each patrol wagon making several trips.
As the jail was not large enough to hold all of those arrested, more than 100 of the less belligerent were released by Chief of Police Armstrong upon their promise never again to interfere with patrolmen.


"The Turbulent Greeks" article - The Durango Wage Earner, Durango, Colorado - October 5, 1905

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Published in the Durango Wage Earner, Durango, La Plata County
Thursday, October 5, 1905



THE TURBULENT GREEKS
The Greeks doing the construction work on the Farmington extension of the D. and R.G., becoming offended because their wages were cut down, raised sand the first of this week.  Throwing down their picks and shovels, they demanded free transportation out of the country, and this not being forthcoming  instantly, they began to tear up the railroad track and play havoc generally with railroad property.  Numbering over 100 men and all armed, the situation was critical.  The sheriff of San Juan county, New Mexico, hastily assembled a body of armed deputies and requested W. J. Thompson, sheriff of this county, to co-operate with him.  Mr. Thompson at once complied with the request and on a special train repaired to the scene of disturbance with deputies provided with Winchester rifles.  Fortunately, terms were agreed upon a conflict avoided, the Greeks being given transportation to Dur…

Photograph - Baptismal Celebration in Sunnyside, Utah - 1920's - MyParea.com

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"From MyParea's history archives is a neat photograph of a baptismal celebration in Sunnyside, Utah in the 1920's. . . . "  READ MORE



Photo Archives - Rigas Candy Store, Milwaukee, Wisconsin - MyParea.com

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"It didn't take long for Greek immigrants to save their hard-earned money and risk it in building their own businesses. . . . "  READ MORE + Facebook comments




Paidomazoma - The Abducted Greek Children of the Communists - YouTube video

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1911- 1920 Florida Passenger Lists (258 Passengers Born in GREECE)

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FLORIDA PASSENGER LISTS:  1911-1920
There are 258 people who arrived in Florida between 1911-1920 showing their place of birth as GREECE on the passenger list - those names are transcribed below.  This database is a subset of the Ancestry.com database "Florida Passenger Lists, 1898-1951".  If you do not have a subscription to Ancestry.com, most U.S. libraries offer access for FREE.  You will be able to view an online image of the actual passenger list.
All of these passengers departed from the port of Havana, Cuba, and many names seem to be either spelled phonetically or are in some type of Spanish equivalent..  Some of these people made multiple entries from Cuba into Florida.


ARRIVAL - 1911
Lazaro Lascaris
Gus Matsen
Anastasio Mencas
Peter Papero
Alexander Petril
Spiros Vonteris

ARRIVAL - 1912
Constantino J. Bourbakis
Angel Curtis
Petter George
Geo Sarra
Abo Sho
Nikolos Stathes

ARRIVAL - 1913
Simon Ceru
Miguel Cora
Niguel Karanicola
Diamont Nichell
Salon Pelecanas
John Poulas
Juan Sicalis

ARRIVAL …

1906-1910 Florida Passenger Lists (91 Passengers Born in GREECE)

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FLORIDA PASSENGER LISTS:  1906-1910

There are 91 people who arrived in Florida between 1906-1910 showing their place of birth as GREECE on the passenger list - those names are transcribed below.  This database is a subset of the Ancestry.com database "Florida Passenger Lists, 1898-1951".  If you do not have a subscription to Ancestry.com, most U.S. libraries offer access for FREE.  You will be able to view an online image of the actual passenger list.

All of these passengers departed from the port of Havana, Cuba, and the names seem to be either spelled phonetically or in some Spanish equivalents.


ARRIVAL - 1906
Lazaro Angel  
Dometrio Bia  
Jorge Caramalla 
Jorge Caramalla 
Ignacio Caramallo  
Spiro Chichi 
Basilio Cologuize 
Miguel Colorado 
Constantino Cuchis 
Constante Doulides 
Juan Espanol 
Nicita Gabala 
Alberto Gateno 
Miguel Miselidis 
Stefano Pandelaris 
Pindaros Papamickala
Nicolas Papaviche
Constantino Protopapas
Jorge Terragni
John Toromados
Jorge Torgano
Jorge Unadi

ARRIVAL - 1907
Julia …

Photograph - Greek Immigrants at St. George's in Philadelphia in 1925 - MyParea.com

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"Here's another wonderful photo of Greek immigrants at St. George's in Philadelphia in 1925! Their dreams and aspirations came true and live on through us--time to pass on the torch to the next generation."




Photograph - 1918 New York Greek Immigrants - MyParea.com

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"This is a photograph from 1918 in New York capturing a get-together and celebration of Greek immigrants from the village of Madytos which is north of Halkidiki in Makedonia. It didn't take long for these hard working people to become part of the American story. . . . "


1872 Electoral Rolls - GREEK / ENGLISH Surnames - ΑΓΙΟΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ - SAINT JOHN - Municipality of Sparta, Lakonia, Peloponnese Region, Greece

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GREEK / ENGLISH SURNAMES Purpose:  Tool for use as a guide to help non-Greek readers recognize Greek family surnames in online archives at the General Archives of Greece (GAK)
Location ΑΓΙΟΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ - SAINT JOHN Δημος Σπ'αρτης - Municipality  of Spartis - (Dimos Sparta)  Lakonia - Peloponnese Region - Greece
Source:  Year 1872 - Election Material From The Collection of Vlachoyiannis - GAK Online Archives File #025 - Page 426 through 435 -- Start line 1653 Link - http://arxeiomnimon.gak.gr/browse/resource.html?tab=tab02&id=13833&start=420
Each page contains:  Line #, First Name, SURNAME, Age, Father's name, Occupation - - Note:  The electoral rolls are alphabetized by "First Name".
---------- Additional general Greek surname information can be found at http://hellenicgenealogygeek.blogspot.com/search/label/Greek%20Research%20How%20To ----------
Greek - English Surnames from 1872 Electoral Rolls for Αγιος Ιωαννης- Saint John
Αδαμάκος - Adamakos
Αλεβετζοβίτης - Alevetzovitis
Αν…