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1871 - Village of VATHY, Municipality of Karyoupoleos, Region of Gythio, Greece - FREE Translation of 1871 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…

Hellenic Organizations: Cyprus Federation of America / aka Federation of Cypriot American Organizations / aka Pancyprian Association of America, Astoria, New York

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HELLENIC ORGANIZATIONS

Name of Organization:  Cyprus Federation of America / aka Federation of Cypriot American Organizations / aka Pancyprian Association of America

Location:  Astoria, New York

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Cyprus-Federation-of-America-521303407895531/

Website:  http://www.cyprusfederation.org/

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HISTORY OF THE CYPRUS FEDERATION OF AMERICA Corporation formed in May of 1951 The first Corporation of the Cyprus Federation consisted of six directors, citizens of the United States and formerly of the Island of Cyprus.  The names of the first directors were: Spyros Nicholaou, Savas Zavoyianis, M.D., Lois P. Tingirides, Aristedes Demetriou, Gregory Kanetes and Paul Pyrros The first Executive Committee The first president was Dr. Savas Zavoyiannis of New York City, a practicing physician in New York City and was formely a major  in the US. Army during World War II. Lous P. Tingirides resided in Jamaica, New York and was in the insurance business, connected with the Equita…

Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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HELLENIC MUSEUM, Melbourne, Victoria, Australiahttps://www.hellenic.org.au/

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Contact Information:

Location:  Former Royal Mint Building, 280 William Street, Melbourne (opposite Flagstaff station)

Hours:  Open Seven Days a Week - Monday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Museum Admission Fees Apply

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Australia's Hellenic Museum was inaugurated in April 2007. ​ Occupying one of the country's landmark buildings, the Museum has taken on an identity of its own in the former Royal Mint building. Since its inception, the Hellenic Museum has continued to build and maintain its collections. Today, hundreds of objects spanning over 8,000 years of Hellenic history are on view at any given time in the Museum's galleries. ​ In 2013, the Hellenic Museum entered into a landmark 10-year agreement with the Benaki Museum, Athens. In 2014, the Hellenic Museum opened the exhibition 'Gods, Myths and Mortals', a snapshot of Hellenic-civilisation from the Neolithic period to m…

Remains of Four Greek Soldiers (from 1940) Found in Albania

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The following was published in TheNationalHerald.com, January 23, 2018.
REMAINS OF FOUR GREEK SOLDIERS FOUND IN ALBANIA
GJIROKASTRA – The remains of four Greeks who fought on the Albanian front in 1940 were located on Tuesday in the Albanian village of Dragoti, according to Albanian sources.

The Greek consul in Gjirokastra, Vassilis Tolos, has rushed to the area to supervise the process of exhumation.

Early Greek Immigrant Steve Lamonetin: Tales of Wrestling

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STEVE LAMONETIN:  TALES OF WRESTLING
By Steve Frangos
Published in The National Herald, October 28, 2017  
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I am 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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Steve Lamonetin was one of a generation of early Greek wrestlers who toured the United States. Beginning in the very early 1880s, professional Greek wrestlers were to be found, in ever growing numbers, all across the nation.
Lamonetin, known in one newspaper account after another as the “Terrible Greek,” wrestled in a host of venues and circumstances. Lamonetin met challengers in opera houses, on vaudeville theater stages, in local parks or fair grounds, along carnival side show midways and elsewhere. During this early era wrestlers were rarely paid for their attendance. Rather the winner of the wrestling bout received a percentage of the money gathered by the event, known as…

Book "GREEKS OF THE MERRIMACK VALLEY" - Massachusetts, New Hampshire - 532 names - 189 photographs

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GREEKS OF THE MERRIMACK VALLEY The book “GREEKS OF THE MERRIMACK VALLEY”, authored by E. Philip Brown, forward by Elaine Kevgas, includes 189 photographs and was published in 2017 by Arcadia Publishing.  
Below you will find a description of the book, the Table of Contents, and a list of 532 names included in the book.
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DESCRIPTION: The Merrimack Valley became home to Greeks after the great immigration to the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. After its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1832, Greece had inadequate resources for its citizens, which led to much hardship. Many of these refugees came to the Merrimack Valley in search of a better living. They settled in Haverhill, Lawrence, and Lowell, Massachusetts, or Concord, Manchester, and Nashua, New Hampshire, where they secured jobs in factories and mills. Those who were unable to gain employment in the manufacturing industries went into the service sector; others became self-sufficient, building restaurants,…