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Greek Orphan Becomes Top U.S. Navy Gunner

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GREEK ORPHAN BECOMES TOP U.S. NAVY GUNNER
Published in The National Herald, April 22, 2006 Issue Authored by Steve Frangos Special to the National Herald
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Within wider American Society, George Sirian, one of the pioneer Greek immigrants of the 1820's, continues to receive recognition in a fashion that no other Greek American historical figure can now claim. An orphan and refugee from the 1824 Ottoman massacre on the island of Psara, young Sirian was destined to lead an extraordinary life. For reasons lost to history, he has never received his place of honor in the annals of Greek American history.
Far from recalling some obscure historical individual, George Sirian's life and career have been lauded in a series of museum exhibitions, newspaper accoun…

Martha Stewart's Greek Heritage

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MARTHA STEWART'S GREEK HERITAGE
Published in The National Herald, April 15, 2006 Issue Authored by Liana Sideri Special to the National Herald
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Domestic maven Martha Stewart, who introduced Senator Olympia J. Snow during Spiros & Antonia Milonas' fundraising event on the Senator's behalf at Manhattan's Olympic Towers this past Monday, surprised the audience by disclosing she is of Greek heritage.
Mrs. Stewart's maiden name is Kostyras, and her father's family traces its roots back to the island of Cos in the Dodecanese. She said she has been to Cos and expressed her fondness for the island: “On my father's side, a long time ago, I found out that I'm Greek, from the beautiful island of Cos. The family ultimately ended up in…

1871 - Village of MALIARI SYKIA, Municipality of Gythiou, Region of Gythio, Greece - FREE Translation of 1871 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…

Photo - 1865-75 Piraeus, Greece - sailboats in the harbor

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This photo was posted 
by Theodores Metallinos
on the Facebook group - Old Photos From Greece
Labelled "Piraeus, 1865-75 sailboars in the harbor"



1871 - Village of KOUTOUMOU, Municipality of Gythiou, Region of Gythio, Greece - FREE Translation of 1871 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…

1871 - Village of PASAVA, Municipality of Gythiou, Region of Gythio, Greece - FREE Translation of 1871 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…