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History of Columbia, South Carolina Greek-American Colony 1884-1934

You can read the following booklet on for FREE ----- Fiftieth Anniversary HISTORY OF COLUMBIA, S.C. GREEK-AMERICAN COLONY 1884-1934 ----- Printed in cooperation by the members of Columbia Greek-American Colony and their friends. by D. Adallis, Author ----- Noted on the cover: Dear Sir or Madam: Kindly accept this brochure as an ingratiating gesture from the part of your Greek-American citizens and their children.  After reading please preserve same as an  historical document.  Respectfully, The Greek-American Citizens of Columbia. ----- CONTENTS: - Foreward ; Ancient Greeks and Modern Americans - Among Our Friends - The Great American Empire ; The Birth of the American Nation - Greek Americans of Preimmigration Period - Historical Sketch of Columbia Greek Colony (Chronologically Arranged) - The Americanization of the Greek ;  A Greek Organization in Columbia - Order of Ahepa Columbia Cha

The Pre-World War II Greek Community of Australia

THE PRE-WORLD WAR II GREEK COMMUNITY OF AUSTRALIA By Christos N. Fifis Published in the Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, Year 2004 Pages 57-83 ----- "The aim of this paper is to discuss the structure and social stratification of the re-War II Greek community in Australia, to trace the development of the Greek Orthodox Communities (GOCs) and other major Greek organizations and institutions and their role in the development of the community up to 1940. . . . The Early Figures The first Greek presence in Australia is recorded on 28 August 1829 with the arrival in the port of Sydney of seven young Greek convicts from the shipping community of Hydra who had been sentenced to death for piracy by a British court in Malta in 1828.  In 1829 the sentences of three of them had been commuted to life sentences and those of the four others to 14 years of forced labor and all transported to the English convict colony of New South Wales.  The seven were fighters of t

1865 - Village of DAIMONIA - Municipality of Monemvasia, Province of Epidavros Limira (currently Laconia), Greece - FREE Translation of 1865 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 o