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1874 - Village of KAVVALOS, 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 …

Greek Acrobats in U.S. since 1820s

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FLYING THROUGH THE AIR WITH THE GREATEST OF EASE: GREEK ACROBATS IN U.S.
By Steve Frangos

Published in The National Herald, September 1, 2018
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I am excited 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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Since the mid-1820s, Greek circus performers have thrilled American audiences. 
The multitalented performer known as the Greek Rhigas performed in New York City between the mid-1820s and the 1850s. In 1876, Antonia Panay brought the Royal Greek Circus, the first Greek-owned circus, on tour to the United States. By the 1880s, massive Greek strongmen began to perform all across the nation working in circuses, carnivals and sideshows. The key point here is not just that Greek performers appeared in American venues but that these performances took place--over decades--not just in big cities but small cities, towns and even among the most remote of areas of t…

1874 - Village of KAFKI, 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 …