A common fallacy often repeated is: “Greek records were destroyed during the war.” Not true! Greek records do exist. Since the founding of the modern Greek state in 1830, every village, no matter how small, was required to maintain information about its citizens. This section will describe the various documents of genealogical importance which are maintained in municipalities and the information they contain. The first part of this section is an overview of Greece’s main archival repositories. In the second part, you will be able to find information about specific types of records used in Greek genealogy and family history research.