Showing posts from December, 2013

Greece 1920s, Unknown Women & Children Photo

This was also found being sold on Ebay, titled " Greece 1920s, Women & Children photo "  Their names are unknown. You can follow the link in the line above and be able to move your mouse over the photo to enlarge for a close up viewing.

Greece 1920 - Greek Soldiers Photo Card

I saw this photograph card available on Ebay, labelled " Greece 1920.  Greek Soldiers Photo " Interesting military caps - can anyone identify what branch of service they are in?  You can follow the link above and move your mouse over the photo to enlarge for a close up viewing.   Can someone read the inscription and address - maybe we can forward this photo to someone in the family.

Painting Greek Christmas

Painting Greek Christmas - published by Greek News Agenda on Dec 11, 2013 "Two pieces of art painted in the 19th century, by artists who are considered representative exponents of Greek Christmas folklore.  They both studied in Munich, and both are representatives of the Munich School and the Academic style of painting, and they were professors at Athens School of Fine Arts. The famous "Carols," painted by Nikiforos Lytras (1832-1904) is an excellent typical example of a Christmas aspect of life in the Greek countryside and the province of that time:  a group of boys, dressed in traditional clothing and carrying traditional instruments, sing carols in the courtyard of a farmhouse.  Through the open door-window you can discern a traditionally dressed woman, holding a child in her arms, listening to the young musicians and singers. . . . . " Read the rest of the article  

Village of SYLLIMNA (Silimna), Municipality of Falanthou, Province of Mantineias, Greece - FREE Translation of 1879 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 can be listed in a