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Introduction to
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researching Greek ancestry

Current & Recent

If No Will in Greece, Who Gets What?--by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq., Attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece, LL.M.

How to Go About Buying a Plot in Greece-by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq., Attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece, LL.M.

Oregon and New Hampshire Cemeteries Offer Searchable Databases for Researchers, Include Greek Surnames--by Mary Papoutsy

Viewpoint: 2015 "Honor to the Greek Teacher" Event--by Catherine Tsounis

Greek Culture and Art Transmitted at Spring Art Exhibition and Sale--by Catherine Tsounis

Keeping Yiayia (Grandmother) at Home--by Mary Papoutsy

What Was the Hospitality at 2015 Easter in Athens and the Peloponnese?--by Catherine Tsounis

Review by Alan Morrison of Crisis--Greek Poets on the Crisis, Edited by Dino Siotis

Inheriting in Greece--by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq.

Market Basket Drama: A Greek Tragedy--by Christos Papoutsy

The Archives of Vatoussa: 1733-1912--A 'Titanic' Work by Christos Stavrakoglou

Assistive Technologies for Elder Care--by Dr. Lundy Lewis of Southern New Hampshire University-Christos and Mary Papoutsy Distinguished Chair in Ethics and Social Responsibility

Professional Systematics Applied to the Development of Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study--by Dr. Lundy Lewis of Southern New Hampshire University-Christos and Mary Papoutsy Distinguished Chair in Ethics and Social Responsibility [345KB PDF download]

Wheat of Life: Remembering Lost Loved Ones--by Mary Papoutsy

Easing Your Path to Greek Citizenship--by Greek Attorney Christos Iliopoulos

90 Years Since the Asia Minor Catastrophe. A Review of Christos Papoutsy's Ships of Mercy--by Dino Siotis [in Greek]

Free lectures on Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Now Being Scheduled

Where Did The Fifteen Trillion Dollars Go? (Originally posted 2002; updated 2009)

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Greek World Champion Kick-Boxer Zambidis to Fight Australian Champ Moxon in Piraeus on 27 June 2015

ISIS Burn Assyrian Woman, 80, in North Iraq

Metropolis of Boston Summer Camp 2015--Now Accepting Registrations

Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Sweden

33rd International Choral Festival of Karditsa--9 to 18 July 2015 (MS Doc 704K)

Rally to Be Held in Support of Indicted Assyrian Attorney in Chicago

Documentary Film on Assyrian Genocide Shown in Sweden--by Bar Daisan (Assyrian International News Agency)

The Best Greek Festival in New Jersey Turns 42! Celebrates with 4 Big Days of Greek Hospitality. St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Piscataway, NJ.

Assyrians Call on Turkey's President to Recognize Armenian Genocide

Dr. Eve Katsoulakis Inducted in NY Methodist Hospital Healer's Hall of Fame--by Catherine Tsounis

Classical Music Concert Featuring Violinist George Demertzis and Pianist Athena Adamopoulos at Megaron Musikis in Athens to Benefit Children's Foundation--14 May 2015 [in Greek]

Cyprus to Host 3rd International Performance Art Festival at Nicosia, 20-21 June 2015. English-language version of press release. Greek release.

Greek Institute of Cambridge Announces Lecture by Author Christos Papoutsy: "Ola gia ta paideia--Everything for the Children"

Harvard Library Acquires Stavrakoglou Book and Vatoussan Periodical

New Book Authored by Papoutsy: Everything for the Children. . . At the Expense of Whom?

Dance of Zalongo History Revealed in New Book by Christos Papoutsy. Click here for small JPEG flyer (110KB--set printer to "landscape" format). For full-size flyer (PDF 5.3MB), click here.

Click Here to Browse a Collection of Downloadable Greek Recordings of 78-Records from the 40s, 50s, & 60s

The Root Cause of the Corrupt Stock Market and Flow of Capital. The Invisible Hand [doc file]

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71st Annual Commemoration of the Liberation of the City of Athens, sponsored by the Athenians' Society of New York. Location: Kefalonitiko Spiti, 20-41 Steinway St., Astoria, NY 10005. Guest speaker Dr. Liana Theodoratou, Professor of Hellenic Studies and Director of the A. S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies and Director of the NYU in Athens. Performance by Tasos Papaioannou and Kostas Psarros. Reception to follow. Free admission. For more information, 718-721-1111. 6:00pm Saturday, 17 October 2015.

20th Annual Phidippides Award Gala Dinner, sponsored by Hellenic Public Radio--Cosmos FM 91.5. Event location: Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St., Flushing, NY 11368. Honoree Nikos Mouyiaris. Reception 7pm; dinner 8pm.; black-tie optional. Chair Philip Christopher. Mistress of Ceremonies television journalist Nicole Petallides. Music by Grigoris Maninakis & the Mikrokosmos Ensemble. For information and reservations: 718-204-8900 and (email) 7 November 2015, Saturday.

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