Greek Genealogy Toolkit

I’m delighted that Family Tree Magazine will be publishing an article on Greek Genealogy, written by Thomas MacEntee, in its forthcoming April/May issue. They have released a section of that article, labeled the “Toolkit,” which provides links to some important resources for Greek research:

Web Sites


  • Carved in Stone: The Greek Heritage by Basil S. Douros (Five and Dot Corp)
  • Family History Research in Greece by Lica Catsakis (self-published,
  • The Genealogy of Greek Mythology by Vanessa James (Penguin)
  • The Greek Americans (Immigrant Experience) by Dimitris Monos (Chelsea House Publications)
  • Greek Gazetteer, 2 volumes, by Lica Catsakis (self-published,
  • The Greeks in the United States by Theodore Saloutos (Harvard University Press)
  • A Guide to Greek Traditions and Customs in America by Marilyn Rouvelas (Nea Attiki Press,
  • A History of the Greeks in the Americas, 1453-1938 by Paul Koken (First Page Publications)
  • The Muslim and Christian Calendars : being tables for the conversion of Muslim and Christian dates from the Hijra to the year A.D. 2000, Part 2000, by Freeman-Grenville, GSP (Bellew Publishing Co Ltd)
  • Studies in Greek Genealogy by Molly Broadbent (E.J. Brill)
  • Tracing Your Greek Ancestry by Antonia S. Mattheou (self-published)


American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
1909 Q St. NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-6300

Church of Greece
Aghias Filotheis 21
10566 Athens, Greece

Embassy of Greece
2221 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 939-1300

General State Archives of Greece
Theatrou 6
10552 Athens, Greece

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
8 East 79th St.
New York, NY 10075

(212) 570-3500
Hellenic Historical and Genealogical Association 
Box 710
Rye Beach, NH 03871
(603) 379-8140

The Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive
Aghiou Andreou 5
10556 Athens, Greece

Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center
801 W. Adams
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 665-1234

Historical Archives of Crete
I. Sfakianaki 20
73134 Chania, Crete

+30 28 210 52606
National Hellenic Museum
333 South Halsted St.
Chicago IL, 60661

(312) 655-1234
National Hellenic Research Foundation
48 Vassileos Constantinou Ave.
11635 Athens, Greece
+30 21 0 727 3700

National Statistical Service
Evaggelistrias 2
10563 Athens, Greece

2 thoughts on “Greek Genealogy Toolkit


  2. I am so happy posted your web site to Facebook. I have been trying to obtain dual Greek-American citizenship for years (I’m in USA) and I can’t find the birth records of my maternal grandmother (Ourania Economakos; Gythio) and Xaralambos Karkaletris (Sparta) to prove my relationship to the Greece Consulate in Chicago, IL, USA. Both of my grandparents died in USA and their names were changed to Albina Comes and Harry Letsis. hanks for providing cery important links that may solve many problems I have had in the past!

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