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161 born in Greece, Obituaries State of Alabama 1980-2014

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FamilySearch.org has a FREE database titled "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014" which includes 161 people born in Greece that were in Obituaries in the state of Alabama.

This collection is created in partnership with www.GenealogyBank.com.  

You will be able to view FREE indexed information that was created by FamilySearch.org.  There is a link to view the original obituary on GenealogyBank.com where fees may apply.


Literary Review: TOWARDS A NEW LIFE by Konstantinos N. Ganias

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KONSTANTINOS GANIAS' LATEST BOOK  CONTINUES HIS COMPELLING IMMIGRANT STORY
by Eleni Sakellis
Published in The National Herald - Nov 16, 2019
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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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In his first book, Kostas, My Story: The Gathering of the Children-Pethomazoma, An Unforgettable Civil War 1946- 1949, A Mother’s Anguish to Save Her Children, Konstantinos N. Ganias offered an eyewitness account to the very little discussed events of the Greek Civil War and its aftermath. The gathering of the children or pethomazoma mentioned in the subtitle may bring to mind the practice of blood tax during the Ottoman Empire when Christian boys, ages 8 to 18, were taken from their families, converted to Islam, and sent to train for service to the empire, often as Janissaries, the Sultan’s elite infantry, but in this case refers to the gathering an…