Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ayvalik: Ghosts Awakened - Greeks of Turkey



by Chrysovalantis Stamelos

Published July 22, 2014 in the PappasPost.com

The name of this village is a name sung beautifully in so many Greek songs which harp back to the romantic era of Smyrna and an eastern Aegean coastline, which was home to a great population of educated and accomplished Ottoman Greeks.  In fact, by 1922, Ayvalik was mostly an Ottoman-Greek inhabited area, with a view decorated by Orthodox church domes and monasteries.  Ironically, at the same, the island across the shore, Lesvos, was greatly populated by Ottoman Muslim Turks, usually of higher-class.  No one at that time would expect that a forced immigration battered by years of war would see a complete change of the ethnic and religious dynamics within months of their formation as we know both countries today. . . . 

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(Ρ = R Surnames) - NEW KORINTHOS (aka Corinth), Municipality of Korinthou, Region of Korinthia, Greece - FREE Translation of 1881 General Election List



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 name), many times recorded as an abbreviaton.  Example:  Panag = Panagiotis.

- Since the names are in order by Given name you will have to look at the entire community to find multiple members of the family in the same village.  Many times a father is still alive and you will be able to find him in these electoral lists.  This can help advance you family history research back to the early 1800's.  Example:  Year of Election List is 1872.  Father's age is 65.  Birth year would be calculated as 1807.

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If you wish to share any of the translated information, please give appropriate credit and reference Hellenic Genealogy Geek at http://www.hellenicgenealogygeek.com along with my name (Georgia Stryker Keilman).  Thanks so much.
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NEW KORINTHOS
in the
Municipality of Korinthou

For your further reference, 
below is the Greek link to the online copies of the 
1881 Greek Electoral Rolls for this community
begins on page 54


Νεα Κορινθος  (Greek);  New Korinthos  (English)

Line # - Surname - Given Name - Father's Name - Age - Occupation - Current Residence


SURNAMES BEGINNING WITH  P = R



355 - Ροδοπουλου - Θεοφανης - _____ - 41 - παντοπωλης - Ν. Κορινθος

355 - Rodopoulou - Theofanis - _____ - 41 - grocer - N. Korinthos

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356 - Ρηγα - Ανδρεας - Ηλιας - 33 - οινοπωλης - Ν. Κορινθος

356 - Riga - Andreas - Ilias - 33 - wine sales - N. Korinthos

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357 - Ρηγα - Γεωργιος - Ηλιας - 28 - αμαξας - Ν. Κορινθος

357 - Riga - Georgios - Ilias - 28 - coachman, driver - N. Korinthos

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358 - Ρηγα - Δημητριος - Ηλιας - 30 - αμαξας - Ν. Κορινθος

358 - Riga - Dimitrios - Ilias - 30 - coachman, driver - N. Korinthos

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359 - Ρεντη - Θεοχαρης - _____ - 53 - κτηματιας - Ν. Κορινθος

359 - Rendi - Theocharis - _____ - 53 - landowner - N. Korinthos

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360 - Ρεντη - Θεοφανης - Θεοχαρης - 55 - γεωμετρης - Ν. Κορινθος

360 - Rendi - Theofanis - Theocharis - 55 - geometry - N. Korinthos

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361 - Ραγκου - Ιωαννης - Χρηστος - 41 - δικαστης - Αθηνας

361 - Rangou - Ioannis - Christos - 41 - judge - Athinas

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362 - Ρουφογαλης - Κιμων - _____ - 49 - ιατρος - Ν. Κορινθος

362 - Roufogalis - Kimon - _____ - 49 - doctor - N. Korinthos

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363 - Ραγκου - Μιλτιαδης - Χρηστος - 37 - δικηγορος - Ναυπλιον

363 - Rangou - Miltiadis - Christos - 37 - lawyer - Nafplion

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364 - Ρουση - Μιχαηλ - _____ - 34 - Ξενοδοχος - Ν. Κορινθος

364 - Rousi - Michail - _____ - 34 - hotelier - N. Korinthos

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365 - Ροκου - Παναγιωτης - _____ - 45 - υπαλληλος - Ν. Κορινθος

365 - Rokou - Panagiotis - _____ - 45 - clerk - N. Korinthos

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366 - Ραγκου - Σπυρος - Χρηστος - 31 - κτηματιας - Ν. Κορινθος

366 - Rangou - Spyros - Christos - 31 - landowner - N. Korinthos

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Photograph - A family outside their home near Knossos, Crete - 1904



Photograph - A family outside their home near Knossos, Crete - 1904

Source:  Helene Semanderes - Facebook - from the photo archives of BOSANQUET FAMILY, NORTHUMBERLAND


Photograph - A monk at Arkadi Monastery - Crete



Photograph - A monk at Arkadi Monastery

Source:  Helene Semanderes - Facebook



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Video Series: "Greeks Gone West" on YouTube




"Greeks Gone West" is a series of video vignettes the US Embassy in Athens made about the world of work in the US. Through the prism of Greeks and Greek-Americans with interesting work lives, we hope to improve the understanding of US society and to show possibilities during a time, in Greece, when life seems full of limitations and frustrations.

Each video is roughly three minutes long and addresses how each of the 23 participants came to do what they do, whether a music supervisor, a film director, an HIV doctor, a restaurateur, an advertising guru, fashion designer and several other people, and what they plan to do next. We hear about their experiences and relations with Greece, but mainly we hear how they've pushed through the toughest parts of their journey. We plan to profile a pathologist, a music producer, a fashion designer, a chef, a video game designer, and several other people.

With the support of Kathimerini, you will be able to enjoy one video profile per day throughout the month of July.



(Π = P Surnames) - NEW KORINTHOS (aka Corinth), Municipality of Korinthou, Region of Korinthia, Greece - FREE Translation of 1881 General Election List


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 name), many times recorded as an abbreviaton.  Example:  Panag = Panagiotis.

- Since the names are in order by Given name you will have to look at the entire community to find multiple members of the family in the same village.  Many times a father is still alive and you will be able to find him in these electoral lists.  This can help advance you family history research back to the early 1800's.  Example:  Year of Election List is 1872.  Father's age is 65.  Birth year would be calculated as 1807.

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If you wish to share any of the translated information, please give appropriate credit and reference Hellenic Genealogy Geek at http://www.hellenicgenealogygeek.com along with my name (Georgia Stryker Keilman).  Thanks so much.
-----


NEW KORINTHOS
in the
Municipality of Korinthou

For your further reference, 
below is the Greek link to the online copies of the 
1881 Greek Electoral Rolls for this community
begins on page 54


Νεα Κορινθος  (Greek);  New Korinthos  (English)

Line # - Surname - Given Name - Father's Name - Age - Occupation - Current Residence


SURNAMES BEGINNING WITH  Π = P

313 - Παππαδοπουλου - Μιχαηλ - Νικολαος - 28 - κτηματιας - Ν. Κορινθος

313 - Pappadopoulou - Michail - Nikolaos - 28 - landowner - N. Korinthos

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314 - Παινεμενου - Γεωργιος - _____ - 24 - στρατιωτης - Ν. Κορινθος

314 - Painemenou - Georgios - _____ - 24 - soldier - N. Korinthos

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315 - Παναγοπουλου - Γρηγοριος - Ηλιας - 23 - υποδηματοπ. - Ν. Κορινθος

315 - Panagopoulou - Grigorios - Ilias - 23 - shoe maker - N. Korinthos

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316 - Παναγιωτου - Σαραντος - _____ - 42 - σανδαλοποιος - Ν. Κορινθος

316 - Panagiotou - Sarantos - _____ - 42 - sandal maker - N. Korinthos

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317 - Προβα - Δημητριος - Χρηστος - 43 - ιχθυοπωλης - Ν. Κορινθος

317 - Prova - Dimitrios - Christos - 43 - fishmonger - N. Korinthos

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318 - Πραντη - Ιωαννης - _____ - 52 - εργατικος - Ν. Κορινθος

318 - Prandi - Ioannis - _____ - 52 - worker, laborer - N. Korinthos

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319 - Πραντη [Καμαρ.] - Αντωνιος - Ιωαννης - 24 - γεωργος - Ν. Κορινθος

319 - Prandi [Kamar.] - Andonios - Ioannis - 24 - farmer - N. Korinthos

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320 - Παπανικολοπουλουη - Χρηστος - _____ - 48 - γεωργος - Ν. Κορινθος

320 - Papanikolopouloui - Christos - _____ - 48 - farmer - N. Korinthos

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321 - Πετρουτζοπουλου - Αντωνιος - Γεωργιος - 70 - κτηματιας - Ν. Κορινθος

321 - Petroutzopoulo - Andonios - Georgios - 70 - landonwer - N. Korinthos

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322 - Πλεστη - Αναστασιος - Παναγιωτης - 61 - κτηματιας - Ν. Κορινθος

322 - Plesti - Anastasios - Panagiotis - 61 - landowner - N. Korinthos

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323 - Πλεστη - Αθανασιος - _____ - 49 - κτηματιας - Ν. Κορινθος

323 - Plesti - Athanasios - _____ - 49 - landowner - N. Korinthos

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324 - Πιαδητη - Αναστασιος - Δημητριος - 38 - σιδηρουργος - Ν. Κορινθος

324 - Piaditi - Anastasios - Dimitrios - 38 - blacksmith - N. Korinthos

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325 - Πασπαλη - Αλεξανδρος - _____ - 75 - κτηματιας - Αθηνας 

325 - Paspali - Alexandros - _____ - 75 - landowner - Athinas

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326 - Παπαδημητριου - Αναστασιος - Σακελλαριος - 36 - υπαλληλος - Ν. Κορινθος

326 - Papadimitriou - Anastasios - Sakellarios - 36 - official - N. Korinthos

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327 - Παλαιολογου - Ανδρεας - _____ - 33 - αμαξας - Ν. Κορινθος

327 - Palaiologoy - Andreas - _____ - 33 - coachman, driver - N. Korinthos

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328 - Πολυχρονοπουλου - Αγγελης - Κωνσταντινος - 46 - εμπορος - Ν. Κορινθος

328 - Polychronopoulou - Angelis - Konstandinos - 46 - trader - N. Korinthos

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329 - Παναγιωτοπουλου - Αθανασιος - _____ - 59 - κτηματιας - Ν. Κορινθος

329 - Panagiotopoulou - Athanasios - _____ - 59 - landowner - N. Korinthos

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330 - Παυλιδη - Αριστοτελης - Παναγιωτης - 36 - δικηγορος - Ν. Κορινθος

330 - Pavlidi - Aristotelis - Panagiotis - 36 - lawyer - N. Korinthos

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331 - Πετριτζοπουλου - Γρηγοριος - Ανδρικος - 59 - κτηματιας - Ν. Κορινθος

331 - Petritzopoulou - Grigorios - Andrikos - 59 - landowner - N. Korinthos

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332 - Πετρουτζου - Γεωργιος - Ιωαννης - 31 - υπηρετης - Πειρα?α  

332 - Petroutzou - Georgios - Ioannis - 31 - servant - Peira?a

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333 - Παυλιδου - Γεωργιος - Ανδρικος - 48 - ιατρος - Ν. Κορινθος

333 - Pavlidou - Georgios - Andrikos - 48 - Doctor - N. Korinthos

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334 - Παναγοπουλου - Γεωργιος - Ηλιας - 28 - εφεδρος - Ν. Κορινθος

334 - Panagopoulou - Georgios - Ilias - 28 - reservist - N. Korinthos

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335 - Παινεμενου - Δημητριος - Αναστασιος - 53 - αμαξας - Ν. Κορινθος

335 - Painemenou - Dimitrios - Anastasios - 53 - coachman, driver - N. Korinthos

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336 - Παναγοπουλου - Ηλιας - Γεωργιος - 66 - κτηματιας - Ν. Κορινθος

336 - Panagopoulou - Ilias - Georgios - 66 - landowner - N. Korinthos

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337 - Πετρουτζοπουλου - Ιωαννης - Δημητριος - 61 - κτηματιας - Ν. Κορινθος

337 - Petroutzopoulou - Ioannis - Dimitrios - 61 - landowner - N. Korinthos

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338 - Παπαγεωργιου - Ιωαννης - _____ - 44 - δικασ. κλητηρ - Ν. Κορινθος

338 - Papageorgiou - Ioannis - _____ - 44 - judicial bailiff - N. Korinthos

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339 - Παπαδακη - Ιωαννης - Παναγιωτης - 42 - εργατης - Ν. Κορινθος

339 - Papadaki - Ioannis - Panagiotis - 42 - laborer - N. Korinthos

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340 - Παλαιολογου - Ιωαννης - _____ - 43 - οινοπωλης - Ν. Κορινθος

340 - Palaiologou - Ioannis - _____ - 43 - wine sales - N. Korinthos

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341 - Πανταζη - Ιωαννης - Αναστασιος - 34 - οινοπωλης - Ν. Κορινθος

341 - Pandazi - Ioannis - Anastasios - 34 - wine sales - N. Korinthos

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342 - Πιγκου - Κωνσταντινος - _____ - 51 - εμπορος - Ν. Κορινθος

342 - Pingou - Konstandinos - _____ - 51 - trader - N. Korinthos

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343 - Πετρουτζοπουλου - Κωνσταντινος - Αντωνιος - 43 - κτηματιας - Ν. Κορινθος

343 - Petroutzopoulou - Konstandinos - Andonios - 43 - landowner - N. Korinthos

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344 - Παπαγεωργιου - Κωνσταντινος - _____ - 30 - ψαλτης - Ν. Κορινθος

344 - Papageorgiou - Konstandinos - _____ - 30 - psaltis - N. Korinthos

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345 - Παλαιολογου - Μιχαηλ - _____ - 36 - οινοπωλης - Ν. Κορινθος

345 - Palaiologou - Michail - _____ - 36 - wine sales - N. Korinthos

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346 - Πανοπουλου - Νικολαος - _____ - 59 - απομαχος - Ν. Κορινθος

346 - Panopoulou - Nikolaos - _____ - 59 - retirement - N. Korinthos

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347 - Πουρναρου - Παναγος - _____ - 38 - εφεδρος - Ν. Κορινθος

347 - Poumarou - Panagos - _____ - 38 - military reservist - N. Korinthos

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348 - Πλεστη - Παναγιωτης - Αναστασιος - 37 - κτηματιας - Ν. Κορινθος

348 - Plesti - Panagiotis - Anastasios - 37 - landowner - N. Korinthos

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349 - Πανταζη - Σωτηριος - Αναστασιος - 38 - οινοπωλης - Ν. Κορινθος

349 - Pandazi - Sotirios - Anastasios - 38 - wine sales - N. Korinthos

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350 - Παπαγεωργοπουλου - Σταυρος - _____ - 42 - παντοπωλης - Ν. Κορινθος

350 - Papageorgopoulou - Stavros - _____ - 42 - grocer - N. Korinthos

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351 - Πετρουτζοπουλου - Τιμολεων - Αντωνιος - 28 - υπαλληλος - Ν. Κορινθος

351 - Petroutzopoulou - Timoleon - Andonios - 28 - official - N. Korinthos

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352 - Πετρουτζοπουλου - Τηλεμαχος - Αντωνιος - 48 - δικαστης - Ν. Κορινθος

352 - Petroutzopoulou - Tilemachos - Andonios - 48 - judge - N. Korinthos

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353 - Πετρουτζοπουλου - Χρηστος - Γρηγοριος - 38 - κτηματιας - Ν. Κορινθος

353 - Petroutzopoulou - Christos - Grigorios - 38 - landowner - N. Korinthos

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354 - Παπαιωαννου - Δημητριος - _____ - 48 - _____ - Ν. Κορινθος

354 - Papaioannou - Dimitrios - _____ - 48 - _____ - N. Korinthos

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