FamilySearch and Greek Records

I have been helping organize the Hellenic Genealogy Conference which will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 26 — just a couple of weeks away. I am looking forward to seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and helping people understand the resources available for research.

Among these resources are the Family History Library (also known as the FamilySearch Library). I will be at the Library to work with people, showing them the books, maps, and microfilms at the Library. Besides the website of the General State Archives of GreeceFamilySearch is the only other resource for microfilms of official Greek documents (to my knowledge). Most of these records were filmed in the 1980’s. FamilySearch is in the process of digitizing their microfilm collection, and I hope it not be too much longer before the Greek films are uploaded. When they are online, they will be viewable free of charge.

Recently, I was invited to participate in a genealogy television show and to discuss FamilySearch, its free website and its many resources including the Wiki (here is a link to the page for Greece). Here is a link to that broadcast found on YouTube.


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