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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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The great importance of “little” source citations

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 internationally considered a primary standard in...

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Introducing “Yiayia & Me”

Introducing “Yiayia & Me”

By Alexandra Kiritsy Geia sas and welcome, everyone! Thank you for checking out our first "Yiayia & Me" article! Read on to learn more about this new platform! What is the goal of Yiayia & Me?  Greg and I have been investigating our personal family...

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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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