Showing posts from July, 2020

EXCITING - Historic Digital Archive of Ethnikos Kirix/National Herald available to the public for FREE

After a long-awaited 105 years, the Ethnikos Kirix/National Herald digital archive will be available to the public for free thanks to the generous grant of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.  As the longest continuously printed Greek-language daily newspaper outside of Greece, this Archive will offer Greeks and Philhellenes alike a newspaper database to research our Community’s rich history. Researchers will able to track its incredible growth and evolution, decade after decade, and read about the fascinating and moving challenges, struggles and triumphs of our Greek immigrant friends and family.  With just a few keystrokes and a couple of clicks, members of our Community will be able to search for their families’ histories in America and beyond.  The history of Hellenism in the United States, as well as around the world, has been printed in the Greek language on the pages of the National Herald from the day of its foundation on April 2, 1915 and in the English language from October 18,

39 born in Greece - WWII Second Australian Imperial Forces and Citizen Military Forces Service Records, 1939-1947

Image has a new database titled "Australia, WWII Second Australian Imperial Forces and Citizen Military Forces Service, 1939 - 1974" that includes 39 people listed as being born in Greece. Source Information: Original data:  Second Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1939-1947. Series Number B883. National Archives of Australia, Canberra, Australia. Citizen Military Forces Personnel Dossiers, 1939-1947.  Series Number B884. National Archives of Australia, Canberra, Australia. This collection contains service documents for individuals serving for the AIF (Second Australian Imperial Forces) or CMF (Citizen Military Forces) during WWII. From the Australian War Museum in London:  “As part of the British Empire, Australia was among the first nations to declare war on Nazi Germany and between 1939 and 1945 nearly one million Australian men and women served in what was going to be World War II. They fought in campaigns against the Axis powers across Europe, the Me

91 born in Greece - Maine, Alien Arrivals, 1906-1953

Image has a new FREE database titled "MAINE, ALIEN ARRIVALS, 1906-1953" which has 91 people who have listed Greece as their place of birth. This is a collection of alien arrivals in Maine between the years 1906-1953 and includes records from the following National Archives Microfilm Publications which are part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Eastport, Fort Kent, Lubec, and Madawaska, Maine, ca. 1906-December 1952.  A3428: Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Bangor and Houlton, Maine, ca. 1906-1953. 3 Rolls  M2042: Alphabetical Manifest Cards of Alien Arrivals at Calais, Maine, ca. 1906-1952. 5 rolls  M2046: Alphabetical Manifest Cards of Alien Arrivals at Jackman, Maine, ca. 1909-1953. 3 Rolls  M2064: Alphabetical Manifest Cards of Alien and Citizen Arrivals at Fort Fairfield, Maine, ca. 1909-April 1953.1 Roll  M2065: Alphabetical Manifest Cards of Alien Arrivals at Van Buren, Maine, ca. 1906-195

National Hellenic Museum's New Online Content Now Available

NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM'S NEW ONLINE CONTENT NOW AVAILABLE by TNH Staff published in The National Herald May 16, 2020 The National Herald has given permission to post articles that are of interest to our group. -------------------------------------------- CHICAGO – On June 24, the National Hellenic Museum (NHM) released information about its latest online content including a lecture, Virtual Book Group, and Social Media Initiatives.  The Greeks of Colonial Florida with Menios Papadimitriou, the latest installment in NHM’s online lecture series, NHM's Resident Scholar Dr. Katherine Kelaidis sits down with Menios Papadimitriou, a doctoral student at Fordham University working on the modern history of Orthodox Christianity. Papadimitriou discusses an early Greek settlement in colonial America. The lecture is available now on YouTube: .  Among NHM’s new Social Media Initiatives, NHM has launched several new recurring series th

725 born in Greece - District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961

Image has a new FREE database titled "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961" which includes 725 people born in Greece . What is in This Collection? The collection consists of an index and images to death records from the District of Columbia. The records cover the years 1874 to 1961. The records were recorded by hand on pre-printed forms. What Can These Records Tell Me? The following information may be found in these records: Name of deceased Date and place of death Age and gender of deceased Race Marital status Occupation Birthplace of deceased and parents Duration of residence Cause of death Name of person(s) who removed the body Name of undertaker Place and date of burial Deaths were recorded to better serve public health needs. Death certificates were also used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates. Registration of vital statistics began in 1874 for the District of Columbia and was generally complied with by 1880 for death

The Trials and Tribulations of Panayiotis and Giannis Seitanidis

THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF PANAYIOTIS AND GIANNIS SEITANIDIS by Stavros Stavridis published in The National Herald May 16, 2020 The National Herald has given permission to post articles that are of interest to our group. -------------------------------------------- An Australian Pontian friend of mine, Peter Seitanidis heard that I am a historian specializing in the history of Asia Minor covering the years 1919-23. He contacted me wanting to tell me the stories of his grandfather and great uncle. Peter stated that his elderly father recounted the family story of escape, survival, and deportation from Pontos. His ancestors were originally from the city of Kerasounta (Giresun) on the Black Sea coast. The family story passed down to Peter has gaps that can be filled from other sources. Finding specific information about Kerasounta hasn't been easy but I pieced it together from scattered information.  Before delving into Peter's account, I will provide