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Photograph Postcard - Salonica - The Church of the Twelve Apostles - date unknown, prior to 1917

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FYI - I found this postcard available for sale on Ebay
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SALONICA
The Church of the Twelve Apostles
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No date available on photograph. Writing on back of postcard dated November 1917.



Photographic Postcard - Athens Greece, Patision Avenue

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FYI - I found this postcard available for sale on Ebay

OLD PHOTOGRAPHIC POSTCARD
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Athens Greece
Patision Avenue
Year Unknown

Photograph - D'orient 1914-1916 campaign - Greece group fleeing 1st Bulgarian invasion

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FYI - I found this postcard available for sale on Ebay
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Campagne D'orient 1914-1916 Groupe de Grece fuyant devant 1'invasion Bulgare
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D'orient 1914-1916 campaign Greece Group fleeing first Bulgarian invasion


Greek Immigrants - ARIZONA, STATE COURT NATURALIZATION RECORDINGS 1869-1976

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Ancestry.com has a new database titled ARIZONA, STATE COURT NATURALIZATION RECORDINGS 1869-1976 - includes 37 records for people born in Greece.

If you do not have a subscription to Ancestry.com, remember that you can access the program at most of your local libraries for FREE.
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Description of Database from Ancestry.com
Source Information:
Original data: Arizona County Naturalization Records. Arizona History and Archives Division, Phoenix, Arizona.
About Arizona, State Court Naturalization Records, 1869-1976
Introduction to Naturalization Records:
The act and procedure of becoming a citizen of a country is called naturalization. In the U.S., naturalization is a judicial procedure that flows from Congressional legislation. However, from the time the first naturalization act was passed in 1790 until 1906, there were no uniform standards. As a consequence, before September 1906, various federal, state, county, and local courts generated a wide variety of citizenship records that are sto…

Abandoned Ellis Island Morgue and Hospital Not Open for Tourist but Someone Went Behind the Scenes

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Thanks to Jessica Causey for posting a link to this article on our Hellenic Genealogy Geek Facebook group.  

ABANDONED ELLIS ISLAND MORGUE AND HOSPITAL NOT OPEN FOR TOURIST BUT SOMEONE WENT BEHIND THE SCENES
Those who had ancestors who came through Ellis Island, or those who just find history interesting, might not expect that everyone who came through Ellis Island had to be meticulously inspected before being able to enter the United States as a citizen.
There were more than 12 million people who had hoped to make a better life for themselves in the United States during the years of 1892 and 1954.  However, those people who endured the long journey to make it the United States wouldn’t be let through if they failed the inspections.  And people who arrived sick had to be taken to Ellis Island’s hospital; those who died on the ship during the journey were taken to the morgue. Today, Ellis Island is open for tours for those who want to learn more about their heritage and ancestors.  Nearly …

Anti-Australian Sentiment toward Greeks in Perth in the Venizelos Era

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ANTI-AUSTRALIAN SENTIMENT TOWARD GREEKS IN PERTH IN THE VENIZELOS ERA

Published in The National Herald, November 21-27, 2015 Issue Authored by Stavros T. Stavridis
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We are excited to announce that The National Herald has given Hellenic Genealogy Geek the right to reprint articles that may be of interest to our group. 


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From September 1916 to June 1917 Greece had two rival administrations:  one under King Constantine in Athens and the Provisional Government under Eleftherios Venizelos in Thessaloniki.

This schism highlighted the political divisions existing in Greek society with the former pursuing a neutral foreign policy whereas the latter wanted to join the ranks of the Entente powers:  Britain, France, Russia, and Italy in fighting the Central Powers:  Germany, Austro-Hungary, Bulgaria and Ottoman Empire.  These divisions would major repercussions for the Greek-Australian community beyond the First World War.  In Australia, ordina…

Greek Americans: Small Part of U.S. Population, but with Strong Heritage, Identity

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GREEK-AMERICANS: SMALL PART OF U.S. POPULATION, BUT WITH STRONG HERITAGE, IDENTITY


Published in The National Herald, December 12-18, 2015 Issue Authored by Professor Alexander Kitroeff Special to The National Herald
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We are excited to announce that The National Herald has given Hellenic Genealogy Geek the right to reprint articles that may be of interest to our group. 

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For several decades, the total number of persons of Greek ancestry has hovered around 0.4% of the total population in the United States.  Despite the relatively small numbers, Greek Americans maintain a strong sense of Hellenic heritage.

This combination generates a seemingly constant angst about the ethnic group's survival.  The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) convenes an annual conference entitled "The Future of Hellenism in America."  Several Greek-American organizations consider the preservation of the Greek language not just a priority but also a m…

Village of LOWER DAVIA, Municipality of Falanthou, Region of Mantineias, Greece - FREE Translation of 1879 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…

Village of UPPER DAVIA, Municipality of Falanthou, Region of Mantineias, Greece - FREE Translation of 1879 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…