Showing posts from December, 2019

161 born in Greece, Obituaries State of Alabama 1980-2014

Image  has a  FREE  database titled  " United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014 "  which  includes 161 people born in Greece that were in Obituaries in the state of Alabama. This collection is created in partnership with   You will be able to view FREE indexed information that was created by  There is a link to view the original obituary on where fees may apply.

Literary Review: TOWARDS A NEW LIFE by Konstantinos N. Ganias

KONSTANTINOS GANIAS' LATEST BOOK  CONTINUES HIS COMPELLING IMMIGRANT STORY by Eleni Sakellis Published in The National Herald - Nov 16, 2019 ------------------------------ 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.  ------------------------------ In his first book, Kostas, My Story: The Gathering of the Children-Pethomazoma, An Unforgettable Civil War 1946- 1949, A Mother’s Anguish to Save Her Children, Konstantinos N. Ganias offered an eyewitness account to the very little discussed events of the Greek Civil War and its aftermath. The gathering of the children or pethomazoma mentioned in the subtitle may bring to mind the practice of blood tax during the Ottoman Empire when Christian boys, ages 8 to 18, were taken from their families, converted to Islam, and sent to train for service to the empire, often as Janissaries, the Sultan’s elite infantry, b