Projects

Metropolis of Monemvasia and Sparta (2020) – Parish Voter Lists

With Bishop Efstathios’s blessing, in June 2020, Greek Ancestry digitized the Parish Voter Lists Collection of the Metropolis of Monemvasia and Sparta.

These lists include over 70,000 names from more than 100 villages of Lakonia between 1912 and 1935. For more information on parish voter lists, click here. Do you have Lakonian family? Start searching!

Preserving Vital Records of Greek Orthodox Parishes in America (ongoing)

In September 2020, Greek Ancestry and EMBCA (Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance) joined forces for a groundbreaking initiative to preserve birth, marriage and death records of the earliest Greek immigrant communities in America.

These documents are rich, untapped primary sources that will significantly augment the studies of historians, sociologists and genealogists. To be kept apprised of upcoming projects, please register below or contact Greek Ancestry.

Village History Projects Initiative (ongoing)

The purpose of this project is to encourage researchers to share family and/or village histories with people who also have ties to that name or location. Our goal is to help people connect and exchange information by fostering collaboration. Sharing a project is defined as posting a family tree on any genealogy forum (e.g., Tribal Pages, Ancestry, MyHeritage, Geni, WikiTree), creating a website dedicated to a village in Greece or containing family history information, or writing a family or village history e-book which is free to access and posted online.

Tracing Freedom: 1821

“Tracing Freedom: 1821” is Greek Ancestry’s way to honor those who fought and suffered for Greece’s independence and freedom. In the context of this project, a series of relevant articles and stories will be published throughout March 2021, while thousands of rare records will be provided for free.

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