Facebook Page for Agios Ioannis, Sparta

I took the plunge this week and started a Facebook page for my ancestral village of Agios Ioannis, Sparta: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1062961957066883/

I’m hoping that this FB page will become a real-time forum for many people with ties to this village. So many Greek people interested in family history are connecting through various FB pages, helping each other with translations, names, historical information and even photo identification! It’s a miracle of our times and a blessing to so many seeking help and looking to reunite with or find new members of their families.

The FB pages I regularly monitor are:
HellenicGenealogyGeek:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/118224528189671
Mystra:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/mystra/
Anavriti:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/99924502254
Hellenic Genealogy Resources:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/101120679980726
Chian and Diaspora Genealogy (Island of Chios – not my area, but my friend, Debbie Sideratos Petrides, is an amazing researcher for Chios):  https://www.facebook.com/groups/367147546743555

3 thoughts on “Facebook Page for Agios Ioannis, Sparta

  1. Konstandopolous is my family! So great to see it. Do you know the name of the churches there as I will visit in September and want to obtain my mother’s baptismal certificate?

  2. My Father’s family lived in a village a short distance from Sparta called Pardali. My father came to the U.S. to join some of his brothers in 1905 at age of 16. He never returned to Greece, but was in contact with family until his death. My father’s name was Constantinos Demetrius Psichopedas. Other family surnames were Bistolas, and Phillipopoulos.
    My cousins and I visited Pardali a few years ago. We traveled from Athens by bus, and then cabs from Sparta to Pardali. None of our group could speak Greek except a 17 year old cousin we met in Athens who was taking English in school and traveled with us to Pardali. He was able to translate for us.
    I was able for awhile to send letters to the family, and a man named Pete living in the village could translate them for them. He moved to the U.S. later so our communication stopped. I thought maybe someone on this list might also have family in Pardali.


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