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97 Greeks in Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing Lists, 1905-1937

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FamilySearch.org has a FREE database titled "United States, Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing Lists, 1905-1937" which includes 97 people born in Greece.

The collection consists of an index and images of employee records (service history cards), sailing lists of contract laborers, and employee identification records (metal check cards and applications). This collection corresponds to NARA Record Group 185, Records of the Panama Canal, 1848-1999. Index to applications for Photo Metal Checks, 1918-1919 courtesy of the National Archives.

The records may include the following information: NameAgeBirth placeResidenceChange in statusPosition or jobService datesSalaryWhere AppointedFile numberRemarks

392 gravestone memorials for Greeks buried at Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, Illinois

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392 gravestone memorials for Greeks buried at Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, Illinois uploaded to FindAGrave.comon August 21, 2019.
Alexander, Menda – b. 1914 – d. 2012 Alexander, Nicholas D. – b. 1901 – d. 1980 Amarantos, Gregory E. – b. 1886 – d. 1965 Amarantos, Michael G. – b. 1958 – d. 1974 Amarantos, Photini – b. 1901 – d. 1992 Anargyros, Constantine D. – b. 1952 – d. 1996 Anargyros, Demetrios C. – b. 1905 – d. 1995 (from Chrysovits, Arkadias) Anargyros, Eleni – b. 1929 – d. 1980 Anargyros, Maria D. – b. 1954 – d. 2006 Angelopoulos, Panagiota – b. 1900 – d. 1994 Angelopoulos, Petros – b. 1899 – d. 2003 Angelopoulos-Angelos, Aris – b. 1910 – d. 1988 Angelopoulos-Angelos, Helen – b. 1924 – d. 2018 Anton, John G. – b. 1917 – d. 2000 Antonopoulos, Maria – b. 1901 – d. 1975 (born Kosmas Greece) Antonopulos, George – b. 1884 – d. 1960 (born Kalavreta Greece) Antonopulos, Viola – b. 1930 – d. 1976 Antony, Stephan A. – b. 1966 – d. 1968 Artemakis, Evangelos – b. 1887 – d. 1966 Artemakis, Helen – b. 1912 – d…

Take Baths, Become Dentists, Says 1908 Guide for Greek Immigrants

I recently found this article published by the AP on March 31, 1986, authored by Kerin Hope

Take Baths, Become Dentists, Says 1908 Guide for Greek Immigrants ATHENS, Greece (AP) _ A 1908 guide advised Greeks arriving in the New World to bathe regularly, speak softly and become dentists so they could prosper by fixing the bad teeth Americans develop from eating too much candy. ″The Immigrant’s Guide in America,″ a pocket-sized, illustrated 403-page book of practical advice in Greek, was published in New York. Alexandros Kitroeff, a Greek historian, said it is the earliest known guide for Greeks arriving in the United States. Seraphim G. Canoutas, the lawyer who wrote it, included information ranging from immigration formalities at Ellis Island to a list of more than 5,000 Greek-owned businesses in the United States and Canada, most of them florist shops, shoeshine parlors and restaurants. ″It aimed at helping Greek immigrants become assimilated in what must have been very alien surroundings…

Literary Review - The Miracle: A True Story by Leonidas Koumakis

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THE MIRACLE:  A TRUE STORY
Book authored by Leonidas Koumakis 3rd English Edition
Literary Review by Eleni Sakellis
Published in The National Herald, August 3, 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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The Miracle: A True Story by Leonidas Koumakis is a compelling memoir and history of what the Greek minority in Turkey that has endured from the end of the 19th century to the present day. As noted in the book’s description, “The purpose of this book is to communicate, through both historical evidence and personal experiences, the Turkish policy against Hellenism and beyond.” 

With an impressive bibliography of over 200 sources, the book was originally published in Greek in 1993 with its fourth edition printed in 2008. The first edition English translation by the Association for the Protection of National Heritage with final revisio…

125 photos of gravestone memorials for Greeks buried at Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, IL (July 28, 2019)

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125 photographs of gravestone memorials for Greeks buried at Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, Illinois uploaded to FindAGrave.com week ending July 28, 2019.
Note:8 of these gravestones were already partially uploaded to FindAGrave.com by other individuals
Alexakis, John – b. 1866 – d. 1927 Androutsopoulos, Diamantis P. – b. 1888 – d. 1923 (from Psari Messinias) (includes photo) Antonopoulos, Andrew – b. 1874 – d. 1956 Antonopoulos, James – b. 1886 – d. 1960 Antonopoulos, Panagiota – b. 1888 – d. 1972 Antonopoulos, Theodore – b. 1895 – d. 1926 Apostolo “Poulos”, Rose – b. 1924 – d. 1926 Arvanites, George L. – b. 1886 – d. 1964 Arvanites, Giannoula – b. 1899 – d. 1981 Bais, Constantina – b. 1916 – d. 1925 Bardoulas, Louis – b. 1888 – d. 1925 Benos, Nick – b. 1885 – d. 1928 Blanas, Constantinos – d. 1965 Blanas, Panagiota – b. 1890 – d. 1962 Bobokis, George – b. 1892 – d. 1966 Bobokis, Marina – b. 1902 – d. 1961 Chalmers, Gust – b. 1892 – d. 194? Chalmers, Steve G. – b. 1935 – d. 1952 (includes photo) Chibuco…