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Naming Children after Grandparents: A Greek Tradition

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NAMING CHILDREN AFTER GRANDPARENTS: A GREEK TRADITION

Published in The National Herald, February 25, 2006 Issue Authored by Rev. George Poulos Special to The National Herald
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We are excited to announce that The National Herald has given Hellenic Genealogy Geek the right to reprint articles that may be of interest to our group. 

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Most young wedded couples in America, upon discovery that they are to become parents usually ponder the prospective name of the child, male or female, for a good portion of the gestation period. In extreme cases, a decision has not been reached until after the newborn has arrived.  In either case, a more or less random selection, made without purpose, is an affront not only to the offspring, but also to the sacred mystery of life created by God in His Own image.

The dilemma of wading through a sea of names like some lottery ticket buyer is not a problem which faces prospective Greek parents who observe a tradi…

Settlement of KYDONIAS, Municipality of Faridos, Region of Lakonia, Greece - FREE Translation of 1873 General Election List

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The digital collections of the Greek State Archives offer a wealth of information to those of us interested in Greek genealogy.  As part of their online collection is the "Election Material From the Collection of Vlachoyiannis" .  This includes "General Election Lists" for each Municipality; recorded by community (city, village, settlement, etc.).
You can view a scanned copy of each list, printed in the Greek language.  This is a GREAT resource, but very difficult to navigate for those who do not read Greek.  Each row includes:  Line # -  Given Name, Surname - Father's Name -  Age - Occupation.
I have translated these pages and made them available in both Greek and English, doing my best to transcribe the information accurately.  I would always recommend viewing the original scanned copies (link below). 
- To the best of my knowledge, these lists include all Males who were eligible to vote in the elections.  
- Names are in alphabetical order by Given name (First n…