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1874 - Village of GONEA, Municipality of Kolokynthiou, Region of Gythio, Greece - FREE Translation of 1874 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…

Cypriot Children Sent to Greece for Safety in 1974

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Cypriot Children's 1974 Journey into the Unknown Published in The National Herald, March 3 - 9, 2018 Issue Authored by TNH Staff
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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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NICOSIA – In an effort to spare Greek Cypriot children after the invasion of Cyprus by Turkey in 1974, the Greek Orthodox Church organized an effort was made to ship them to Greece for their safety, as writer Ted Kermeliotis wrote in his article on Al Jazeera, titled “Cypriot Children's 1974 Journey into the Unknown.”
Children as young as six years old were sent by their parents, including Mihalis Mihail, age 9 at the time, who “had never seen a ship before, let alone been on board one,” and boarded The Patra at the port of Limassol in September, 1974, as reported on Al Jazeera.
Now 52 years old, Mihail told Al Jazeera, “n…

Book - The Straits of Chimera - True story of first (Greek) European in West Canada

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THE NATIONAL HERALD BOOKSTORE
is offering the following book:

The Straits of Chimera
by Eyridiki Livada Duca

The true story of the first European in West Canada, the life and adventures of the Greek navigator Ioannis-Apostolos Focas Valerianos whose Spanish name-Juan de Fuca-was given to the straits between the southern part of Vancouver Island and the north of the Olympic Peninsula, somewhere in the faraway boundaries between Canada and the U.S.A. He was born in Kefallonia, Greece, around 1532. Enchanted by the sea at an early age, he soon became an excellent navigator and sailed through Venice to Spain, where he decided to stay. He changed his name to Juan de Fuca and in 1556 enlisted in the Spanish Navy, which he served for over forty years. On December 5, 1578, he was captured by the English corsair Francis Drake who used him as navigator on his ship to guide him to unknown territories.

If you are interested in purchasing the book I have included The National Herald order form.



FREE - Primeval Greek Village Music 1907-1960 "Why The Mountains Are Black"

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This is our culture - "The music of Papou and Yiayia" per John P. Dascoulias, February 2016

WHY THE MOUNTAINS ARE BLACK
Primeval Greek Village Music 1907-1960

Most songs now available for FREE on YouTube - SEE BELOW

Originally released by Jack White's Third Man Records - "Remastered from the original 78 rpm discs, this set contains 28 previously unissued recordings"

Songs on this album - Links to YouTube

Kalamatianos (Dance of Kalamata) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI_Ty4QA0PE

Sousta Rethymniotiki (Sousta Dance of Rethymno) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIup9a61VUA

Giati Ine Mavra Ta Vouna (Why the Mountains are Black) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpf7QhyYcoM

Ousak Tsiftelli (Tsiftelli Rhythm Dance in Ousak Mode) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp_lnCDDIhg&t=7s

Enas Aetos (An Eagle) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9qyeY1WNK0

Mirologi-Epirotiko Makedoniko (An Epirotic-Macedonian Lament) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsHUq46xnaY

Makedoniko Hasapiko…