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1867 - Village of MARATHEA, Municipality of Malevriou, Region of Gythio, Greece - FREE Translation of 1867 General Election List

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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 order by Given name (First name…

New Book Highlights Greek Music in America

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New Book Highlights Greek Music in America
by Eleni Sakellis
Published in The National Herald, February 2, 2019
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I am excited that The National Herald has given Hellenic Genealogy Geek the right to reprint articles that may be of interest to our group. 
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Greek music has a long history going back through the millennia. It should be no surprise, therefore, that wherever Greeks traveled, they brought their music with them. The collection of essays in Greek Music in America, edited by Tina Bucuvalas, highlights the history and the people who brought Greek music to the United States and continued the rich tradition to the present day. Among the contributors to the book is The National Herald contributor Stavros K. Frangos. 

According to Bucuvalas, Greeks were known to have arrived in the New World along with the Spanish explorers and British colonists, and like most people would have brought their music with them. 

The book is a long-over…

1865 - Village of VOUNI, Municipality of Korthio, Region of Andros, Greece - FREE Translation of 1865 General Election List

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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 order by Given name (First name…