Friday, April 19, 2013

MUNICIPALITY OF THERAPNON, REGION OF LACONIA, GREECE - Part 2 of 3 - 1872 General Election Lists - Includes Villages of ZARAFONAS AND AGRIANON - Greek/English Translation


PART 2 - NOW AVAILABLE !

MUNICIPALITY OF THERAPNON

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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 the Municipality of Therapnon - Part 2 of 3

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 records into English for your reference.  

Follow the Lulu link below to view a FREE preview. 

Ebook available for download in PDF format 


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Friday, April 12, 2013

Your Ancestor's Social Security Application: Get It Before It's Too Late



The Social Security Applications filled out by my grandfather's (and their brothers) were the only source of information where I was able to find my great-grandmother's maiden names.  

Access to these applications may be going away.  

Here is a link to a recent article written by Diane Haddad on the genealogy insider blog.  She writes about the current situation, offer's links to other pertinent articles and how to order copies of your ancestor's social security applications (SS-5 forms).  


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Asia Minor Society Exhibit Coming to New Jersey




ASIA MINOR SOCIETY EXHIBIT COMING TO NEW JERSEY

The Asia Minor Hellenic American Society's "For Their Faith:  Remembering the Greek Christians of Asia Minor on the 90th Anniversary of the Fall of Smyrna," on display for 14 months at St. Photios National Shrine in St. Augustine, Fla., will be revised for display at the Sts. Nicholas, Constantine and Helen Church in Roseland, N.J. later this year.

The revised exhibit is titled "For Their Faith:  Remembering the Greek Christians of Asia Minor on the 90th Anniversary of the Population Exchange Between Greece and Turkey."

Jim and Helen Vardakis of Bayonne, N.J. have been working since last October to bring the exhibition to the New York metropolitan area.

For more information, and for anyone who would like to be a part of this exhibition, contact William or Regine Samonides at 330-452-5162 or email:  SamonidesAMHAS@aol.com

Tentative plans are for the Samonideses to be at the Roseland parish the weekend of April 20 to scan original, vintage family photographs and collect stories from those wanting to contribute.





Thursday, April 4, 2013

MUNICIPALITY OF THERAPNON, REGION OF LACONIA - Part 1 of 3 - 1872 General Election Lists: includes Villages of Chrisafis, Afision, Platinas, Kefola and Melathra, Skouras, Perpaini - GREEK/ENGLISH TRANSLATION




Here's the latest translation.


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 the Municipality of Therapnon - Part 1 of 3

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 records into English for your reference.  

Follow the Lulu link below to view a FREE preview.  

Ebook available for download in PDF format 

Support independent publishing: Buy this e-book on Lulu.


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You may also be interested in other ebook translations at