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4,518 people born in Greece - United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925

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FamilySearch.org has a FREE database titled UNITED STATES PASSPORT APPLICATIONS, 1795-1925 that includes 4,518 people born in Greece.
You will be able to view actual copies of the passport applications.
Note:  On December 24, 2014 I made a post based on the Ancestry.com database "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925".  This database contained 7,725 people born in Greece.  The database mentioned in my current post may be a sub-set of the records contained in Ancestry.com's.
RECORD DESCRIPTION
This collection contains United States Passport Applications from two different NARA collections: M1490, and M1372. This collection is currently being indexed and the indexed records are being published.
These records usually contain the following information: NameApplication dateApplication placeBirth dateBirth placeName of husband or fatherHusband's or father's birth dateHusband's or father's birth place

Occupied Famagousta Cyprus - "After, before" - family photographs and interviews

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"After, before" - a Project that consists of archives of family photographs, interviews, and videos
By Alexia Makridou
http://www.alexiamakridou.com/after_before/videos
The Project
“On 13 August 1974, around 12:00 p.m, we have left our home in Famagusta without realising that we would not see it again for 40 years now; We left our lives in our house, our souls... We believed that once the initial violence calmed down we would be allowed to return... We knew that the 2nd invasion was about to happen... I was terrified. It never crossed my mind though that the particular evening was the last evening I was spending as an adolescent in my beloved town. We left and never returned back. And I am still waiting. It's like I have been living another life, a previous life; this is how I feel. Despite it sounding somewhat exaggerated, I feel that the invasion severed the cord to the life that I had once known". (my mum's words, April 2014).
How difficult is the process of prese…

Village of CHALKIS, Municipality of Korinthou, Region of Korinthia, Greece - FREE Translation of 1881 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…

Interviews with Anatolian Immigrants in Greece

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New Documents on the Deportation of the Jews of Rhodes

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THE DISCOVERY OF THE CARABINIERI COLLECTION IN THE DODECANESE STATE ARCHIVE

January 29, 2015 at 6 p.m.
John Calandra Italian American Institute at CUNY , 25 W. 43rd St. 17th floor, NYC - Free admission

In 2011, the police in Rhodes (Greece) contacted the Dodecanese State Archive concerning the discovery in a basement of a large collection of Italian documents. In November 2013, a team of scholars identified the records as the archive of the Carabinieri's Central Special Bureau, a political police that, between 1932 and 1945, collected information on individuals, businesses, ethnic groups, spies, important events, and political personalities. The records, which were thought to be lost, had remained for 66 years in the room where the Carabinieri had left them in 1945. A large number of these 100,000 files concern the local Jewish community in Rhodes, following the creation of the central governing body of the Italian Jewish communities (UCII) in 1931, to the deportation of July 1944. T…

6,937 born in Greece - Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925

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Ancestry.com has a database titled IOWA, STATE CENSUS COLLECTION, 1836-1925 which has 6,937 people listed as being born in GREECE.  

Remember, if you don't have a subscription to Ancestry.com most public libraries offer access to this program for FREE.

Database Description


This database contains state censuses for the following years: 185618851895190519151925It also includes some head of household only censuses and other special censuses from 1836-1897.  Information available for an individual will vary according to the census year and the information requested on the census form. Some of the information contained in this database though includes: NameAgeGenderRaceBirthplaceMarital StatusPlace of enumerationAdditional information about an individual, such as their occupation, nativity of parents, citizenship status, or war service, may be available on the actual census record. Be sure to view the corresponding image in order to obtain all possible information about an individual. Note: S…

Village of DRAINA, Municipality of Ithomis, Region of Messinia, Greece - FREE Translation of 1865 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…