Showing posts from May, 2014

My Big Pile of Misc Genealogy Notes

I am one of those people who jots down notes whenever something occurs to me,  I see something on the internet, or my mother tells me a story about her family, etc.     I have a lot of great ideas, I just don't know where I put them! Today I gathered my different piles of notes (there are probably some other ones hiding somewhere), and decided I would get organized.  By the way, I've made this commitment before - many times. The reason for my new found enthusiasm is that I am having trouble moving forward with my research.  I'm spinning my wheels at this point.  Every time I want to start searching for details about one of my ancestors, I can't move forward because I think "maybe I already did this."  A research log is also something I need. Of course all of my good intentions won't make any difference if I am not disciplined and stick to it. This time I am going to try .  - It seems simple to use.  I can have it installed on all

Village of SELEGOUDI, Municipality of Melitinis, Region of Laconia, Greece - FREE Translation of 1872 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