Resources

ARCHIVES

The General State Archives has some digitized records online at: http://arxeiomnimon.gak.gr/index. 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:  mail@gak.lak.sch.gr
The mailing address is:
GAK – Archives of Laconia
174 Vrasidou
Sparta 23100
Telephone:  27310-22884

ARTICLES & BOOKS

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.  http://www.shopfamilytree.com/researching-greek-roots-u4029

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: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Research_in_Greece,_3rd_edition

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

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: http://bit.ly/2foHJtR

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 HellenicGenealogyGeek.blogspot.com  and review labels in the right column; also, use the “search” box on the top of the right column.

BOOKSTORES

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: adoulotimanigr@gmail.com

Laconia Odos in Skala (ΛΑΚΩΝΙΑ ΟΔΟΣ στη Σκάλα (έναντι δημ. σταδίου); telephone +30-2735022300, e-mail: lakoniaodos@gmail.com

CONFERENCES, Hellenic Genealogy

2015 – April 25. New York City. Link to YouTube videos of conference presentations:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9lgl9A1eQdJ8KED3vxMtLCfUsPbcKTM2

2015 – September 26. Salt Lake City, Utah. Link to handouts and YouTube videos:
https://hellenicgenealogyconference.wordpress.com/hand-outs.
Description of conference sessions and presenters:
https://spartanroots.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/2nd-hellenic-genealogy-conference-september-26-2015-salt-lake-city-utah

2016 – October 15. Tarpon Springs, Florida.  Link to handouts:
Using U.S. Records to Prepare for Research in Greece: http://bit.ly/2fax1WV
Using Genealogical Records from Greece:  http://bit.ly/2eakdDk

GREEK NAMES

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

http://www.behindthename.com/names/usage/greek

http://www.greek-names.info

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Greece_Names,_Personal

MAPS

Wikimapia: Cities and Villages of the Peloponnese:  http://peloponnese.discair.co.uk/index.php?type=P&map=wiki

WEBSITES:

 Greek Genealogy – Family History (Lica Catsakis): http://greekgenealogy.org/

 Hellenic Genealogy Geek: http://web.me.com/hellenicgenealogy/Site/Welcome.html

FamilySearch Wiki, Greece:  https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Greece

Cyndislist.com: http://www.cyndislist.com/greece

D’Addezio Greek Genealogy Resources: http://www.daddezio.com/grekgen.html

Dimitri’s Greek Heritage Page: http://www.dimitri.8m.com/greek.html

GenWeb Greece: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~grcwgw/

GenealogyLinks.net: http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/greece/index.html

Beginning a Greek Genealogical Search in the US: http://www.helleniccomserve.com/genealbegingrk2.html#Check%20Orthodox%20Parish%20Records

 Greek Obituaries:  http://greekobituary.com/

 American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA): http://ahepa.org

Foundation of the Hellenic World: http://www.fhw.gr/fhw/en/projects/geneal

Lakonia:  http://www.papagiannakos.com/lakonia

Digital Library of Modern Greek Studies, Anemi (Greek Almanac of 1837):  http://anemi.lib.uoc.gr/

Athens – Ethniki Bibliothiki – Newspapers:  http://www.nlg.gr/digitalnewspapers/ns/main.html

Library of the Hellenic Parliament: http://catalog.parliament.gr/#focus

Library of Chios: http://www.koraeslibrary.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=NODE&cnode=1

Vikelaia Municipal Library, Heraklion:  http://vikelaia-epapers.heraklion.gr

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: http://digital.lib.auth.gr/

The Press Museum, Patra: http://www.mouseiotipou.gr/arxeion-xml/pages/esiepi/internet/intro

Heraldic & Genealogical Society of Greece: http://www.idtg.org/archive/1791-the-heraldic-genealogical-society-of-greece/

Greek Archive Film Foundation: http://www.tainiothiki.gr/v2/index/index/

Hellenic Communication Service: http://www.helleniccomserve.com/genealogy.html

My Parea: http://www.facebook.com/myparea

Kythera-Family.net: http://kythera-family.net/

Foundation of the Hellenic World: http://www.fhw.gr/fhw/index.php?lg=2

Family Tree Websites:

(note: TribalPages.com has many Greek family trees)

Family Trees of Southern Parnon (Lakonia/Peloponnese): http://karitsa.tribalpages.com

Spartan Roots: http://spartanroots.tribalpages.com; also, http://www.spartanroots.com

Dafnonas, Chios:  http://dafnonas.tribalpages.com

Greeks in the Western United States http://histfam.familysearch.org/ ; also found on rootsweb and Ancestry.com; pictures are included on the site at Ancestry.com

Lakonian Genealogy: https://sites.google.com/site/jpeterchingos

Athenian History: http://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=yankeegreek&view=23&pid=269&ver=133

Lykourgos Federation: http://pellana.com/wordpress/lykourgos

Barsiniko – Taygeti: http://www.jpic.net/mystra.htm

Lakonian Family Trees: http://eleni.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=eleni&view=9&ver=440

 Blogs:

 Hellenic Genealogy Geek (Georgia Keilman): http://hellenicgenealogygeek.blogspot.com/

Greek Language Blog: http://blogs.transparent.com/greek/

Peter Chingos: http://jpeterchingos.blogspot.com/

GKFamilyTrees (Gregory Kontos): http://gkfamilytrees.wordpress.com/

Greek-American Family Notes:  http://greekamericanfamilynotes.blogspot.com

Facebook Pages:

Hellenic Genealogy Resources: http://www.facebook.com/groups/101120679980726/

Hellenic Genealogy Geek: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=118224528189671

Agios Ioannis (St. Johns), Sparta: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1062961957066883/

Greek Docs http://www.facebook.com/groups/364109106935249/

World Wide Laconian Communication Circle (WWLCC) http://www.facebook.com/groups/wwlcc/

Anavriti Lakonias http://www.facebook.com/groups/99924502254/

Georgitsion Syllogos of America – Ayios Georgios, Inc. http://www.facebook.com/groups/99924502254/

Hellenic Genealogy Resources: http://www.facebook.com/groups/364109106935249/

Jews of Greek Ancestry: http://www.facebook.com/groups/10776732206/

Kremasti Lakonias: http://www.facebook.com/groups/159785517416726/

Laconians of Australia: http://www.facebook.com/groups/204810306243395/

Mistra (Mystra): http://www.facebook.com/groups/71967664808/

FORUMS
Genealogy.com: http://genforum.genealogy.com/greece/

Rootsweb Greece: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.eeurope.greece.general/mb.ashx

 

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