1872 Electoral Rolls, Agios Ioannis, Panagiotis Papagiannakos, line 1975
I have spent this weekend reading the 1872 Electoral Rolls from Sparta. I was very excited to find my great-grandfather, Panagiotis Papagiannakos listed with his father, Nikolaos, in their home village of Agios Ioannis (St. Johns) (line 1975)! This particular set of records have been typed, which is a huge blessing for me, as I can read some Greek. I keep a list of surnames of my immediate and collateral lines, and when I find a name, I enter it and the pertinent data into an Excel spreadsheet. I then type these names into my RootsMagic Greek Research database.
I print out the Greek records and the spreadsheets, then put these into my research notebook. That way, I have the original record and my transcription — invaluable when I’m trying to find a specific record weeks or months after transcribing it.
These 1872 Electoral Rolls are digitized and online at the website of the Greek Archives.
I have added Family Group Sheets and basic information about my grandparents and their children under the heading, “My Grandparents.” I am truly blessed to have been able to know each of them, except for my maternal grandfather, Louis Pappas, who died before my mother was married. I have fond memories of happy times in the home of Yiayia and Papou Kostakos in Brooklyn. It was a large, sunny home on a lovely double-lot in Brooklyn,with many nooks and crannies for my cousins and me to explore. In her later years, my maternal grandmother, Angelia Eftaxias Pappas, divided her time between my parents’ in home in Kensington, Maryland, and my Aunt Bertha & Uncle Nick Pouletsos’ home in Pt. Jefferson Station, Long Island, New York. I am looking forward to adding family stories, histories and photos of these wonderful people whom I love dearly.