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88 people born in Greece - New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Coroners: Inquests, 1821-1936

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Ancestry.com has a database online that is titled - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, REGISTERS OF CORONERS; INQUESTS, 1821-1936 which includes 88 entries for people who are listed with Greece as their place of birth.  These same records may be available free of charge through the STATE RECORDS AUTHORITY OF NSW.

Don't forget - most of you can access these records online at your local public library for FREE.  Read more on one of my previous posts "Something New To Try When Using Ancestry.com in the Library for FREE"

RECORD DESCRIPTION FROM ANCESTRY.COM
This database contains registers of coroners’ inquests for New South Wales, Australia, for the years 1821–1937. Coroners were responsible for inquiring into any unnatural or sudden deaths in their jurisdiction. They also investigated deaths when a body was unidentified, a cause of death was uncertain, or the deceased was in the care of the state. Coroners could investigate fires that caused destruction of property, as well. Magistr…

739 Born in Greece - Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934

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FamilySearch.org offers a FREE database titled IOWA, COUNTY MARRIAGES, 1838-1934.  It includes 739 people who have Greece listed as their place of birth.  


RECORD DESCRIPTION from FamilySearch.org


Most of this collection consists of marriage licenses and certificates, including a few marriage declarations and marriage stubs. The records cover the years 1838 to 1934. The records are arranged by county, then by volume and year range. The form type varies between register style and certificate style. County clerks usually used the same printed form during the same time periods. Marriage records were generally well preserved, although fires, floods, or other disasters may have destroyed some records. RECORD CONTENT Information found in these marriage records may vary depending on the type of document. The following information is usually included:Name of the groomName of the bride, often including the maiden nameName of the officiatorNames of the parents or guardians of the bride and groomDate…

29 entries for people born in Greece - UK and Ireland, Masters and Mates Certificates, 1850-1927

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Ancestry.com has a database online that is titled - UK AND IRELAND, MASTERS AND MATES CERTIFICATES, 1850-1927 which includes 29 entries for people who listed Greece as their place of birth.

Don't forget - most of you can access these records online at your local public library for FREE.  Read more on one of my previous posts "Something New To Try When Using Ancestry.com in the Library for FREE"

RECORD DESCRIPTION FROM ANCESTRY.COM


This database contains master and mate certificates issued to merchant seamen by the British Board of Trade. What You May Find in the Records Great Britain has long been known for its maritime prowess in both military and commercial spheres. The certificates and other documents included in this database were issued to merchant seamen who qualified as masters or mates aboard merchant ships. Records include certificates of competency, certificates of service, examination applications, and other documents. Forms vary, but they may include the following…

FREE eBook - The Greeks in Brazil (Os Gregos No Brasil) by Savas Apostolo Pitsica - Translated into English

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Wonderful to have this book available for researchers.

THE GREEKS IN BRAZIL  is a book authored by Savas Apostolos Pitsikas detailing the early Greeks in Brazil.  
English translation is available courtesy of Evan Kakulas who arranged and paid for the transcription into English.
The book is available in PDF format through the Castellorizo.org website.

INDEX
Prologue Savas Nicolau Savas, the Greek Captain The Greek Colony in Santa Catarina The Greek Colonization at the Island of Santa Catarina Southern Country Chain Migration Studies Friendly synthesis of two cultures The Greeks in the State of Parana Habits and Mirologias translplanted from Kastelorizon Island to Santa Catarina's Island Hellenism in Florianopolis Linked Facts to the Hellenic Community List of Greeks and their ancestors disposed by their professions




Fighters from Raches, Rekouni, and Kastraki (Renesi), District of Gortynia, Arcadia, Greece - Greek Revolution of 1821 - Greece War of Independence

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Fighters from the Arcadian Prefectures  in the Revolution of 1821
The source for this information is the following book:  "Arcadia, a cultural history book" by George Papatheodorou, 1995, Deca Publications, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Note:  author claims "The names of the fighters are from the records of the "Committee Services" and other sources".)
DISTRICT OF GORTYNIA:
FROM RACHES:
Ioannou, Sot. Kapagiannopoulos, Georg. Kapogiannis, Panagos Kapos or Kapogiannis, Io. Karachalios, Athan. Tzoulos, Panag.
FROM REKOUNI: Karatzas, Georg. Lainas, Theod. Tziarezopoulos, Anagn. P.
FROM KASTRAKI (RENESI): Mpourias, Georg.


Fighters from Heraia (Sarakini), Spathari and Rizopelia (Strouza), District of Gortynia, Arcadia, Greece - Greek Revolution of 1821 - Greece War of Independence

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Fighters from the Arcadian Prefectures  in the Revolution of 1821
The source for this information is the following book:  "Arcadia, a cultural history book" by George Papatheodorou, 1995, Deca Publications, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Note:  author claims "The names of the fighters are from the records of the "Committee Services" and other sources".)
DISTRICT OF GORTYNIA:
FROM HERAIA (SARAKINI):
Konstantopoulos, Panagiotakis Mperdousis, Georgakis Stavropoulos, Georg. Verdousis, Panagos
FROM SPATHARI: Chrysovitsiotis, Vas. Karvouniares, Sp. Katsikeros, Kon. Kefalas, Chronis Kefalas, Nik. Kourelesis, Chr. Nitzos, Kon. Ntouros, Io. Ntouros, Lampros Tzakonas, Theod.
RIZOPELIA (STROUZA): Mpriokolas, Lymp. P. Panagiotopoulos or Prikolis, Lymp.

Exciting News - Imbros Toponym Map with 2,400 Place Names (Greece)

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This is so exciting!  What a wonderful tool for those researching family ties to this island.
GreekReporter.com - Europe  Published October 22, 2014 Author Ioanna Zikakou
IMBROS TOPONYM MAP WITH 2,400 PLACE NAMES

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, as a native of the island of Imbros, stressed the importance of the “Toponym Map of Imbros” in studying history as well as the local idiom. He further stated that the map would help on better approaching tradition and the cultural heritage of the island’s inhabitants. 
The “Toponym Map of Imbros,” which was completed after a 10-year effort, includes all the island’s place-names (more than 2,400), as handed down from generation to generation.
This small atlas includes 36 maps was published by the Imbros and Tenedos Studies Association, with a donation by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The authors worked with patience, love and great care to gather the material. According to President Giorgos Xeinos, the atlas was created with the help of seven grou…

Village of POTAMIAS, Municipality of Fellias, Region of Laconia, Greece - FREE Translation of 1872 General Election List

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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.  As part of their online collection is the "Election Material From the Collection of Vlachoyiannis" .  This includes "General Election Lists" for each Municipality; recorded by community (city, village, settlement, etc.).
You can view a scanned copy of each list, printed in the Greek language.  This is a GREAT resource, but very difficult to navigate for those who do not read Greek.  Each row includes:  Line # -  Given Name, Surname - Father's Name -  Age - Occupation.
I have translated these pages and made them available in both Greek and English, doing my best to transcribe the information accurately.  I would always recommend viewing the original scanned copies (link below). 
- To the best of my knowledge, these lists include all Males who were eligible to vote in the elections.  
- Names are in alphabetical order by Given name (First n…