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Thessaloniki – La Madre de Israel

Thessaloniki – La Madre de Israel

By Alexandra Kiritsy & Gregory Kontos When Jewish colonists were brought to the newly founded city of Macedonia around 315 B.C., no one could have imagined that Thessaloniki’s history would be closely associated with Jewish history throughout the centuries. About...

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“My Big Fat Greek Ancestry Summer” Webinar

“My Big Fat Greek Ancestry Summer” Webinar

Despite the pandemic, the past summer was very productive for Greek Ancestry: new collections, new research tools, new analyses and a brand new platform! We would like to share all our news with you this Saturday, Sept. 26th, at 3pm ET (2pm CT, 1pm MT, noon PT)! Join...

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Parish Voter Lists

Parish Voter Lists

By Gregory Kontos To dive into family history, you need to understand your sources. This has been quite often noted in Greek Ancestry articles and webinars, yet it has to be repeated until it becomes a sine qua non in our research. Why, when, how, where and by whom...

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Introducing the Greek Genealogy Guide

Introducing the Greek Genealogy Guide

Exciting news! The new Greek Genealogy Guide has been released! On the last day of the International Greek Ancestry Conference, Greek Ancestry intern, Alexandra Kiritsy, announced the release of the new online Greek Genealogy Guide, a work by Carol Kostakos Petranek,...

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