Showing posts from 2019

Folklore Museum of Agia Marina, Chania, Crete

This is the village of my Cretan ancestors, the FOUSKETAKIS family.


This page is the link to the Facebook page for the "Folklore Museum of Agia Marina"

Don't forget to check out the Gallery Tab which includes many wonderful photographs, and the video tab which will allow you to watch 3 videos pertaining to life in Crete.


This is the link to their website -

Book - The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey’s Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894-1924

Literary Review by Eleni Sakellis
Published in The National Herald - May 11, 2019
(Note:  HGG has the permission of The National Herald to reprint articles that may be of interest to our group.)
FYI - I have included TABLE OF CONTENTS at end of article -----

The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey’s Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894-1924 by Benny Morris and Dror Ze’evi is a reappraisal of the giant massacres perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire, and then the Turkish Republic, against their Christian minorities. Previous books have examined the genocides against the Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks separately or focused only on the period of 1913-1923, but The ThirtyYear Genocide is the first account to show that the three were actually one intentional effort to rid Anatolia of its Christian population.

This well researched book by Morris, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at Ben Gurion University of the Ne…

1871 - Village of PLATANAKION, Municipality of Glypia, Region of Kynouria, Greece - FREE Translation of 1871 General Election List

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 name…

324 born in Greece - Utah, World War I Army Servicemen Record Abstracts, 1914-1918

Image has added a new FREE database titled "Utah, World War 1 Army Servicemen Record Abstracts, 1914-1918" that includes 324 people recorded as being born in Greece, and 16 people born in Turkey (several with names that sound Greek).


This collection contains World War I statement of service cards (service records abstracts) for Utah servicemen for the years 1917-1918. These records are from the United States Adjutant General's Office. Microfilm of the original records are held at the Utah State Archives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Type of Information Included

NameSerial numberRaceResidenceWhere enlistedOrganizationsEngagementsWoundsOver seas serviceDischarge date