Tuesday, September 30, 2014

1,520 Born in Greece - Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915 - FREE access




The FamilySearch.org website offers FREE access to their database - MASSACHUSETTS, DEATHS, 1841-1915.  There are 1,520 people in the database who have listed Greece as their place of birth.  You will have FREE access to the death certificate images.


DESCRIPTION OF DATABASE by FamilySearch.org

The collection consists of an index and images of Massachusetts statewide death registers and certificates for the years 1841 to 1915. When deaths were recorded on register forms, the second page of the form is on the next image. The death registers and certificates are in numbered volumes arranged by year then by individual town.
Starting in 1841, the state required that a copy of each death recorded in a town or city be sent to the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Since 1896, the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics has been the repository for the copies. Population coverage is near 100% for later years. Coverage is not as complete for some earlier years.
Deaths were recorded to serve public health needs. They were also used to probate wills and administer the deceased individual’s estate. The information is generally reliable for the place and date of death of the deceased. Other information will only be as reliable as the informant’s knowledge or memory.
The earlier records were recorded by hand in a register style format. In the early 1900’s, individual death certificates came into use.
The records usually contain:
  • Town and year where death recorded
  • Full name and age of deceased
  • Death date and place of death
  • Gender, marital status and occupation
  • Date and place of birth
  • Parents' names
  • Cause of death
  • Place and date of burial
  • Name of informant (sometimes shows a relationship to deceased)
  • Name of the funeral home or director

23 Fighters from Limpovisi, District of Mantinea, Arcadia - Greek Revolution of 1821




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 MANTINEA

FROM LIMPOVISI:

1st Class Officers:
Kolokotronis, Theodore
Kolokotronis, Ioannis (Genaeos)

2nd Class Officers:
Kolokotronis, Apostolis
Kolokotronis, Panos

3rd Class Officer:
Kolokotronis, Giannakis

5th Class Officer:
Kolokotronis, Markos

7th Class Officer:
Kolokotronis, Anagn. Markou

1st Class Non-Commissioned Officers:
Markopoulos or Kolokotronis, Dem.
Kolokotronis, Georgakis

2nd Class Non-Commissioned Officers:
Demetrakopoulos or Kolokotronis, Ap.
Lampropoulos, Metros
Mpiniaris, Ath.
Palavogiannis, Io. 
Palavos, Metros
Panagopoulos, D.
Psoriaris, Andr.
Revezoulis, P.
Tsolakis, Apost.

Soldiers:
Demakis, Dem.
Demakis, Kostakis
Gkardiakos, K.
Karvelas, Ath.
Karvelas, Stathis




42 Fighters from Levidi, District of Mantinea, Arcadia - Greek Revolution of 1821




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 MANTINEA

FROM LEVIDI:

3rd Class Officer:
Levidiotis, Alexios Nikolaou

5th Class Officer:
Panagopoulos, Io.

2nd Class Non-Commissioned Officers:
Apostolopoulos, G.
Koufochrestou, Dem.
Kouvavas, Nik.
Nikolaou or Levidiotis, Anast.
Panagopoulos, Dem.
Rogaris, Pan.
Xydopoulos, Georg (Priest)
Zes, Io.

Soldiers:
Apostolopoulos, Nik.
Argyris, Nik. P.
Athanasopoulos, Chr.
Athanasopoulos, G.
Karelas, G.
Karelas, Io.
Karelas, Th.
Karvouniaris, Georg.
Karvouniaris, Panagos Metrou
Karvouniaris, Sot. G.
Katzomitis, G.
Kolias, Pan.
Kolotouros, Io.
Kolotouros, El.
Mermegkis, Dem.
Mermegkis, Giannakis
Panagopoulos, Panagos
Pantogiannis, Vas.
Papapanagou, Nik.
Peponis, Kyr.
Rogaris, Io.
Siamatouris, Nik.
Theodorelos, Io.
Tzouras, Io.
Vlasopoulos, Lazaros
Xydis, Andrikos
Xydopoulos, Panagos
Xynos, Ant.
Xynos, Nik.
Xystris, Konst.
Zarmpalas, Vas.
Zavos, Nik.
Zavos, Pan.



29 Fighters from Kollines, District of Mantinea, Arcadia - Greek Revolution of 1821





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 MANTINEA

FROM KOLLINES:

1st Class Non-Commissioned Officer:
Charamis, Panagiotis

2nd Class Non-Commissioned Officers:
Anagnostopoulos, Dem. (Priest)
Sakellaropoulos, Anagn.
Speliotopoulos, Io.
Stathakis, Io.

Soldiers:
Aleuras, Pan.
Giourntas, D.
Kakleas, G.
Kalamvokas, K.
Karafotias, St.
Katsikou, K.
Kenis, G.
Kokkinos, N.
Lafogiannis, Io.
Lanaras, N.
Makris, K.
Marneris, N.
Mpenodemetropoulos, K.
Mpenos, Io.
Mpouzis, G.
Mylonas, N.
Negris, Pan.
Poulos, Ioan. V.
Rekas, Panagos
Sourlas, Sot.
Speliotopoulos, P.
Stamatopoulos, Eustr.
Terzis, N.
Theofilis, Sar.



6 Fighters from Louka, District of Mantinea, Arcadia - Greek Revolution of 1821




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 MANTINEA

FROM LOUKA:

Soldiers:
Gkofis, Kon.
Gkoutanis, Lymperis
Mermegkas, Georg. Panagou
Psofimis or Moutzouropoulos, Petros Pan.
Tzavaras, Lymperis
Zonos, Andrianos



Photograph - Pelinaio, Chios, 1912-1928 - Shepherd outside his sheep-pen



Shepherd outside his sheep-pen 
Pelinaio, Chios, 1912-1928

From the Benaki Museum
Online Photographic Archives



Photograph - 1912-1928 - Woman with sieve - Kalamoti, Chios



Woman with sieve
Kalamoti, Chios - 1912-1928

From Benaki Museum
Online Photographic Archives



Monday, September 29, 2014

1,771 Born in Greece - North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994




The FamilySearch.org website offers FREE access to their database - NORTH CAROLINA DEATHS, 1931-1994.  There are 1,771 people in the database who have listed Greece as their place of birth.  


DESCRIPTION OF DATABASE by FamilySearch.org

These collections are indexes to deaths recorded in North Carolina for the years 1906 to 1930 and 1931to 1994.
North Carolina death certificates are recorded on a printed form which was filled in by hand or typed.
The State of North Carolina began recording deaths in March 1913. The trend of keeping state-wide death records throughout the United States expanded in the early 20th century after Congress passed a resolution in 1901 asking each state to gather information about births and deaths on a statewide basis. Because Congress did not fund it, it took several more years before it happened in every state. Death certificates were usually filled out by a mortician or medical professional. They filled in the information concerning the death and then obtained personal information on the deceased from an informant, usually a relative. Then, they sent the information to the county, who sent a copy to the state.
Death certificates were usually filled out by a mortician or medical professional. They filled in the information concerning the death and then obtained personal information on the deceased from an informant, usually a relative. That information was submitted to the county, who sent a copy to the state. The Vital Records Section of the Department of Public Health is responsible for maintaining and issuing certified copies of vital records, including death certificates for deaths that occurred in North Carolina. The Vital Records Section officially began recording birth and death events in 1913. See Wiki article North Carolina, Vital Records, Death Records to see availability of this colection. The State of North Carolina began statewide registration in 1913 and achieved compliance by 1920. 
Death certificates were created to record deaths in North Carolina in compliance with state law and to better serve public health needs. They were also used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.
Information pertaining to death is reliable; including death, name of the attending physician or attending medical professional, name and address of the funeral home used, and the exact date and place of burial. Other information is dependent upon the reliability of the informant.
RECORD CONTENT

The information found in most death certificates includes:
  • Date and place of death, including city and county
  • Name of deceased and their residence
  • Gender, age, race and marital status of deceased
  • Occupation and employer of deceased
  • Date and place of birth of deceased
  • Father's name and birthplace
  • Mother's maiden name and birthplace
  • Cause of death
  • Name of attendant at death
  • Burial information
  • Name of informant and relationship to deceased


475 Born in Greece - Holocaust Survivor List from the Files of World Jewish Congress




Ancestry.com has a database online that is titled - HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR LIST FROM THE FILES OF WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS  which includes 475 entries for those who listed Greece as their place of birth or last residence.

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"


You can also do a search directly on the World Jewish Congress website.


RECORD DESCRIPTION FROM ANCESTRY.COM

About the World Jewish Congress:
The World Jewish Congress (WJC) is an international Jewish representative organization established in 1936. Originally headquartered in Europe, the WJC's main office was moved to New York in July 1940 when most of Europe was overrun by the Nazis. 
About the Database:
The World Jewish Congress collection (1918-1982) consists of the archival records of the New York office.
A partial listing of major subjects dealt with in the entire collection include: anti-Semitism, human rights, Jewish communities in various countries, Jewish displaced persons, Jewish-Christian relations, immigrants and immigration, Jewish culture, relations with governments and non-governmental organizations (including the United Nations and the Red Cross), restitution, reparations, Jews in Germany, Soviet Jewry, World War II, western hemisphere Jewry, Zionism, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
Information provided in this database includes:
  • Name (Surname and Given Name)

  • Birth Place

  • Date of Birth, and/or Age

  • Place of Last Residence

  • Citizenship

  • Camp Liberated From / Displaced Persons Camp

  • Requested Contact

  • Comments

  • Set Number

  • Page Number

14 Fighters from Kapsia, District of Mantinea, Arcadia - Greek Revolution of 1821




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 MANTINEA

FROM KAPSIA:

2nd Class Non-Commissioned Officers:
Demetriou or Skondrianos, K.
Ioannou, Anagn.
Kalteziotis, Nik.
Kapogiannis, D.
Rousiotis, Panos

Soldiers:
Eliopoulos or Spanolias, G.
Kanellopoulos, Mich.
Kapos, Ath. D.
Melios G.
Ntaskogiannis, K.
Rousiotis, Io. Stavtrou
Skoundrianos, Soterios
Spavolias, V.
Verveniotis, D.




1 Fighter from Kardara, District of Mantinea, Arcadia - Greek Revolution of 1821





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 MANTINEA

FROM KARDARA:

Soldier:
Papagiannis, Theod.




11 Fighters from Kandela, District of Mantinea, Arcadia - Greek Revolution of 1821




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 MANTINEA

FROM KANDELA:

2nd Class Non-Commissioned Officers:
Ioannou or Lardikos, D.
Ioannou, Stamatis
Koulakis, G.
Kousoulas, Io.
Mpinias, Nik.
Panagiotopoulos or Dalkos, Io.
Platopoulos, K.
Zervogiannis, D.

Soldiers:
Aggelopoulos, Dem.
Mpisias, Anagn.
Zervogiannis, Ant.