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1,700+ Greeks listed in England & Wales Probate Calendar 1858-1966 (Index of Wills and Administrations)

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I was browsing through Ancestry.com databases and found that there were over 1,700 Greeks listed in the Calendar to England & Wales Probate Records.   
Above are two examples of what an entry may look like.  They definitely look like they could lead to some very interesting information.  "This collection contains summaries of the vast majority of probate cases in England and Wales between 1858-1966.  It effectively forms an index to wills and probate records for this period."
You can find more information on England Probate records on the FamilySearch wiki
The Ancestry.com link to this database - England & Wales Probate Calendar
You can order a copy of the will or probate records from the UK Justice Department


Village of AKRATAS, Municipality of Aigeiraton, Region of Aigialia, Greece - FREE translation of 1867 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).