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462 Names - Book "Greeks of Tarpon Springs" Florida

The Book “GREEKS IN TARPON SPRINGS – Images of America Series”, authored by Tina Bucuvalas, was published in February 2016 by Arcadia Publishing.   I was able to obtain a copy through my local library’s Inter-library Loan Program, you can do the same, or purchase a copy from various vendors.  If you are a member of Kindle Unlimited, you will be able to read the book for free.   ---------- Below you will find a description of the book, the Table of Contents, and a list of 462 names included in the book. ---------- DESCRIPTION: Beginning in 1905, large numbers of Greeks from the Dodecanese and Saronic Gulf islands settled in Tarpon Springs to work in the sponge business. They significantly expanded the industry and changed Tarpon Springs forever. Greektown flourished with residences, stores, churches, restaurants, and recreational facilities stretching from the sponge docks to downtown. Sponge fishing and related activities served as the economic base for the

IN THE NEWS - 1904 - Greek Abducts His Sweetheart

Greek Star  --  April 22, 1904 Greek Abducts His Sweetheart Michael Kollires, a robust, handsome Greek, is in love, and he does not give a whoop about social or political rules and laws. Because his sweetheart is young, and her parents object to matrimony, the young swain went to 1609 Wabash Avenue (Chicago, Illinois), the residence of his beloved, and lifting her up like a baby dashed out of the house to a waiting carriage, and off he went with his heart's desire, whistling hymns to his Grecian gods, who were on his side in the hour of need. Of course such love-comedy may be all right in his native land, where his Grecian gods have their domain and can assist their demi-god swains to carry off pretty damsels, but America is not ruled by these Olympian deities, who also at intervals participated in similar escapades. The indignant Greek was arrested, and Margarita Mallory, a blue-eyed and golden-haired beauty, was taken away from young Michael's strong and lovi

IN THE NEWS - 1904 - The Society of Tripolitans

Greek Star  --  August 19, 1904 The Society of Tripolitans The native sons of historic Tripolis believe in organization as the only means of promoting their interests here in their adopted country and the interests of the country which they left behind. After the announcement made last week all the Tripolitans of Chicago assembled and founded the Society of the Tripolitans. The following officers were elected: Attorney Andrew J. Vlachos, president; Geo. Kapantaes, vice-president; Al Katsaounes, general secretary; and Ch. Politopoulos and Th. Loukaites, treasurers. The executive board; Pericles Galanopoulos, Elias Patrinakis, and Dr. Geo. Papageorge. Other officers are B. Spyropoulos, G. Tsarouchas, B. Constantakis, S. Nicopoulos, K. Karydes and Elias Alexiou. The Star, knowing all the officers elected by the newly-founded society, unhesitatingly predicts the progress and success of the organization. Source:

1871 - Village of PARASYROS, Municipality of Karyoupoleos, Region of Gythio, Greece - FREE Translation of 1871 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.  

IN THE NEWS - 1904 - (Strike-Breakers) General Gathering of Greek Businessmen of Chicago to Protect Their Business and the Greek Name

Greek Star  --  August 26, 1904 General Gathering of Greek Businessmen of Chicago to Protect Their Business and the Greek Name - Consul General Interested The meeting of Greek businessmen last Sunday packed the Greek Orthodox church. The object of the meeting was to find ways and means to protect their business and their racial prestige against attacks by the Chicago press arising from the conduct of 320 Greeks who accepted jobs as strike-breakers. Chicago newspapers have raised a hue and cry against Greeks in general, not taking into consideration the facts that by so doing they injure the business of Greeks who are not engaged in strike-breaking, and that they are also throwing mud at a nation friendly to this Republic. Immediately after the ceremony of the mass, in which over 2,000 took part, the Reverend C. Georgiadis spoke. In a fatherly but businesslike address he brought out what the duties of the Greek businessmen of Chicago are toward those unwise Greek labore