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12 born in Greece - South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966

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FamilySearch.org has added a new FREE database titled "South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966" which includes 12 people born in Greece.
This collection consists of death certificates from South Africa and South-West Africa (now Namibia) from 1955-1966.
Reading These Records (from FamilySearch.org wiki page) These records are in Afrikaans and English. For help reading these records see the following guides: Afrikaans Word ListNetherlands Language and LanguagesSouth Africa Language and LanguagesWhat Can These Records Tell Me?The following information may be found in this record: NameSexAgeRaceParent's name (if under age 10)BirthplaceCivil statusOccupationWhether pensioned or dependentPlace and date of deathResidenceIntended place of burialCause of deathDuration of last illnessInformation concerning informant

4 born in Greece - Rhode Island, Providence County, Swan Point Cemetery Records 1846-1950

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FamilySearch.org has added a new FREE database titled "Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, Swan Point Cemetery Records, ca.1846-ca1950" which has 4 records for people born in Greece.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Name
Where Buried
Place of Birth
Age
Child of
Married
Place of Death
Date of Death
Disease
Undertaker

You will be able to view the indexes immediately online.  To view the actual Cemetery Records you will need to visit a Family History Center or Affiliate Library.

19 Born in Greece - New Jersey, Mercer County, Veteran's Service Office, Grave Registration Cards

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FamilySearch.org has added a new FREE database titled "New Jersey, Mercer County, Veteran's Service Office, Grave Registration Cards" which includes 19 records for people born in Greece.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Name, Serial No.
Home Address
Next of Kin,
Born
Date of Death
Buried
City, County
Division, Secron, Lot, Block, Grave No.
War Record
Branch of Service, Rank
Enlisted, Discharged
Information Given by
Relationship
Remarks
Care Assigned to Post No.

You will be able to view the indexes immediately online.  To view the actual Grave Registration Card you will need to visit a Family History Center or Affiliate Library.

50 Greece born - Australia, WWI Service Records, 1914-1920

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Ancestry.com has added a new database titled "Australia, WWI Service Records, 1914-1920" which includes 50 people stating they were born in Greece.

Below are the names of those born in Greece along with a detailed description of the records.  With a subscription to Ancestry.com you can view the actual record, otherwise try contacting the National Archives of Australia.

NAMES:

Constantine Aroney
Stavros Kakulis
Roy Ralph
Speridon Florin
Spiros Athos Elias
James Basel Zimbulis
Peter Rados
Arthur Halkas
George Marinys
Pandelis Cosopodiotis
Emaniol Salikis
John William Florence
Sam Faftos
Nicholas Paidas
Thermistocles Copeleas
George Cretan
Theodore Dooris
Constantine Malaxos
Nicholas Rodakis
Demitrius Likiardopalus
Con Kailis
Emanuel Fardouly
Agapitos Michael
George Pippinaris
Harry Polites
Sinto Frances
Constantine Passaris
Arthur Kyriako
George Patrs
Nicholas Magaulas
Anastasi Rebea
Harry Miner Peters
Christoforos Paizes
Charalampos Patetsos
Spyros Christos Ebonomy
George Rallis
Koster Rarle
Andrew Samios
Demetrion …

518 born in Greece - Washington State County Census Records, 1850-1914

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Ancestry.com has recently added an index to the records on the Washington State Archives site that covers County Census Records, 1850-1914.   A search shows 518 people who were born in Greece.

Links:
Ancestry.com - WEB:  Washington, Various County Census Records, 1850-1914 - https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/70878/

Washington State Archives - https://digitalarchives.wa.gov/

7 Born in Greece - San Francisco, California Passenger Lists from Insular Possessions, 1907-1911

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FamilySearch.org has added a database titled "California, Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco from Insular Possessions, 1907-1911" which includes 7 people born in Greece.
The following information may be found in these records: NameAgeSexNationalityRaceTime entering insular possessions and whereFinal destination



1895-96 Greek Independence Day, Chicago Style

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GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY CHICAGO-STYLE 1895-96
by Stavros Stavridis
published in The National Herald March 21, 2020
The National Herald has given HellenicGenealogyGeek.com permission to post articles that are of interest to our group.
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For the Greeks living in Greece and those in the diaspora, March 25 is an important day on the Greek national calendar. It is the time that Greeks remember when their ancestors commenced their struggle for freedom from Ottoman rule on March 25,1821. 
The Daily Inter Ocean (1872-1914), a Chicago morning newspaper with a daily circulation of 50,000 copies supported the Republican side of U.S. politics. It published two articles titled ‘Their day to shout. Greeks celebrate an anniversary in their history…" and "Gala day for Greeks. Celebrate their emancipation from the rule of Turkey” on April 7, 1895 and1896. Both stories reported on the celebration of Greek Independence Day by that city's small Greek commun…