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The Kasotakis Family: The history behind the name

The Kasotakis Family: The history behind the name

By Giannis Michalakakos - Teacher of Family Studies, Msc Cultural Management In Greece, most of the surnames derive from nicknames, patronymics (paternal given names), occupations and places of origin. The surname "Kassotakis" is an example of the latter case, meaning...

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Distinctions of Geronthres, Lakonia

Distinctions of Geronthres, Lakonia

By Gregory Kontos, Historian & Founder of Greek Ancestry Introduction After the Greeks’ long and painful struggle for their national independence (1821-1829), they naturally held great expectations for Otto’s Regency Council. However, the Council of this infant...

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Village History Projects Initiative (VHPI): Update

Village History Projects Initiative (VHPI): Update

By Carol Kostakos Petranek On the third day of the International Greek Ancestry Conference (Jan. 29-31), Gregory Kontos of Greek Ancestry announced a new innovative program, the Village History Projects Initiative, whose purpose is to encourage researchers to share...

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