By Gregory Kontos Your grandfather was born in a village close to Chania, Crete in 1902. His name was Antonis, and you are wondering how common a name that was back then. His surname was …
By Gregory Kontos A source citation is a little note of a relatively standard format which indicates where a piece of information was found: the archive, the collection, the folder, the subfolder. Such notes are …
After the great interest expressed in this during the first Greek genealogy webinar of April 25th, 2020, we decided to share this story and information. Some time ago, our team was at the General State …
In this video, Carol Kostakos Petranek, a pioneer of Greek genealogy, will teach you how to use US immigration, naturalization and alien registration records to find your Greek ancestors’ original surname and village of origin.
This video discusses the two things you need to know when starting your research: the family’s original surname and the family’s exact place of origin.
In a few days, on April 16th, Hellenic Genealogy Geek celebrates its anniversary. When it was created ten years ago, in 2010, no one would have imagined the developments that were to follow in the field of Greek genealogy.
After 100 years a family is reunited, retrieving lost connections: from Greece to Romania
Like many of her compatriots, Aikaterini Kanelli of Geraki fell to the hands of the Turks when Ibrahim Pasha invaded the Peloponnese!
Nikolaos Sistakis of Kakodiki, Chania, died in 1904 at the age of 108. He had fought in many of the great battles of the Greek War of Independence: in Missolonghi, in Samos, in Faliro, under Karaiskakis, Brouskos, Miaoulis and Sachtouris!
This video will show you how to narrow down matches when searching on Greek Ancestry. Examples from our Chania databases.
There comes a point in any genealogical research where we finish examining the “basic” record sets.
Despite our best efforts, there is always a gap in our research: our female ancestors or half us!
New records for 5 Lakonian villages
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Antonios Georgakakis was born in Kampos in 1817!
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