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Greek Genealogy - Trace Greek Ancestors

Research your Greek family history and Greek ancestors, and genealogy with these selected links to handy resources. Archives, mailing lists, history of surnames, Greek genealogical organizations, and more.

Old Maps of Greece and the Greek Islands
Old maps of Greece often show nearly-forgotten place names which may be hard to find anywhere else - but might be behind that half-remembered island or town name which seems to be missing from modern Greece. It isn't - but time and name changes can make where great-great grandfather came from a challenging detective quest.

Family History Tourism in Greece: Early Women Doctors

Greek Genealogy
Extensive site from D'Addezio.com with surname searches, passenger lists, vital and census records, military records, and other research tools.

Locating Grandparents Marriage Records
From the site above, an article describing in detail how one woman is searching for "missing" marriage records from her Greek grandparents. It may inspire or daunt you, but it gives some interesting approaches which may apply in other cases.

Hellenic Communications Genealogy
An excellent resource with all sorts of information, articles, bulleting board, and examples of successful searches for Greek ancestors. Great for the genealogy enthusiast, but also leads to some very interesting information on Greece in general.

First Name Translator
From D'Addezio.com, a translator for first names. Works for Greek to English and English to Greek (though it skips some common names).

Greek Genealogy Mailing List
Homepage for this opt-in mailing list for those interested in researching their Greek roots.

Hellenes-Diaspora Greek Genealogy
Outstanding page covering thousands of surnames, with Greek-language template letters for inquiries, chat, more.

Dimitri's Greek Surname Database
Look for your surname, add your own, and contact others looking for relatives.

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