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1865 - Village of FRENGA, Municipality of Zarakos, Province of Epidavros Limira (currently Laconia), 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…

Greek Migration to India in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

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A LOOK AT THE GREEK MIGRATION TO INDIA IN THE MID-EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

Published in The National Herald, February 6-12, 2016 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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During the 17th and 18th centuries, Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, Armenian, and later Greek merchants went to India seeking economic and trade opportunities.
The Greeks established small vibrant communities in Kolkatta (Calcutta) and Dhaka (the capital city of Bangladesh), with the Greek Orthodox Church being the central point where young Greeks could learn their language, history, and culture.  They maintained and preserved their ethnic identity and heritage in an alien and sometimes hostile environment.
Greek merchants controlled trade in the Mediterranean and Levant, which served as a springboard for them to see…

1865 - Village of CHARAKOS, Municipality of Zarakos, Province of Epidavros Limira (currently Laconia) , 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…