The General State Archives has some digitized records online at: I am extracting family names from the 1872 Electoral Rolls from Sparta.

The Sparta office of the General State Archives
The staff speaks English.
The email address is:
The mailing address is:
GAK – Archives of Laconia
174 Vrasidou
Sparta 23100
Telephone:  27310-22884


The Genealogist’s Dictionary, a guide to assist with your Greek genealogy, written by Gregory Kontos

Word List for Greek Genealogists (Greek words translated into English)

Hellenic Genealogy Research Links, Version 2, compiled by Georgia Stryker Keilman

There is 2012 Family Tree Magazine article on Greek research available as a $4 PDF download. It is well written and very helpful.

Family History Research in Greece. Catsakis, Lica Hariclea. Salt Lake City, Utah: 2003. A “must-have” for every Greek genealogist. Download the free pdf file:,_3rd_edition

Greek Gazetteer, 3 volumes.  Catsakis, Lica Hariclea. Salt Lake City, Utah: 1997. (purchase from author’s website,

Greek Immigrant Passengers 1885-1910, A Guide to and Index to Researching Early Greek Immigrants. Three Volumes. Voultsos, Mary. 1992: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. (FHL Book 973 W2vm). First volume includes an indexed list of Greek passengers to New York 1885-1910, and to Boston 1900-1910 listed alphabetically. Second volume is arranged by date of arrival, and third volume is arranged by destination. This list is not complete as it refers only to certain vessels.

Greek Immigration to the United States. Fairchild, Henry Pratt. 1911: Yale University Press; 278 pages. Excellent book – free on Google books:

The Greek Americans. Monos, Dimitris. Chelsea House Publishers, 1988. (Part of series, The Peoples of North America).

A Guide to Greek Traditions and Customs in America. Rouvelas, Marilyn. Attica Press, P.O. Box 34008, Bethesda, MD 20827, 1993.  [An excellent resource for general information.]

Go to  and review labels in the right column; also, use the “search” box on the top of the right column.


There are two bookstores in Laconia which specialize in the history, genealogy, geography. literature and archaeology of the southern Peloponnese including the Mani region. These stores are owned by book publisher Georgios Dimakogiannis.

Adouloti Mani in Aeropoli (ΑΔΟΥΛΩΤΗ ΜΑΝΗ στην Αρεόπολη); telephone +30- 2733053670, e-mail:

CONFERENCES, Hellenic Genealogy

The website, Hellenic Genealogy Conferences, has conference presentations. Click on the conference of interest in the banner to see the syllabi, handouts and links to video presentations:


It is very helpful and most interesting to understand our Greek names, their origins and meanings. These websites are especially comprehensive:,_Personal


Wikimapia: Cities and Villages of the Peloponnese:

WEBSITES: Search by name or village to look for records in Greece. The site is bi-lingual, and searches can be conducted in either English or Greek. The site also has a list of resources which can be found here.

Hellenic Genealogy Geek:

FamilySearch Wiki, Greece:

D’Addezio Greek Genealogy Resources:

Dimitri’s Greek Heritage Page:

GenWeb Greece:

Beginning a Greek Genealogical Search in the US:

 Greek Obituaries:

 American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA):

Foundation of the Hellenic World:


Digital Library of Modern Greek Studies, Anemi (Greek Almanac of 1837):

Athens – Ethniki Bibliothiki – Newspapers:

Library of the Hellenic Parliament:

Library of Chios:

Vikelaia Municipal Library, Heraklion:

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:

The Press Museum, Patra:

Heraldic & Genealogical Society of Greece:

Greek Archive Film Foundation:

Hellenic Communication Service:

My Parea:

Foundation of the Hellenic World:

Family Tree Websites:

(note: has many Greek family trees)

Family Trees of Southern Parnon (Lakonia/Peloponnese):

Spartan Roots:; also,

Dafnonas, Chios:

Greeks in the Western United States ; also found on rootsweb and; pictures are included on the site at

Lakonian Genealogy:

Athenian History:

Lykourgos Federation:

Barsiniko – Taygeti:

Lakonian Family Trees:


 Hellenic Genealogy Geek (Georgia Keilman):

Greek Language Blog:

Peter Chingos:

GKFamilyTrees (Gregory Kontos):

Greek-American Family Notes:

Facebook Pages:

Hellenic Genealogy Resources:

Hellenic Genealogy Geek:

Agios Ioannis (St. Johns), Sparta:

Greek Docs

World Wide Laconian Communication Circle (WWLCC)

Anavriti Lakonias

Georgitsion Syllogos of America – Ayios Georgios, Inc.

Hellenic Genealogy Resources:

Jews of Greek Ancestry:

Kremasti Lakonias:

Laconians of Australia:

Mistra (Mystra):


Rootsweb Greece:


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