Documentation of family
istory research--online
article. Click here

Citation formats for electronic
sources--online article.
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Types of evidence and
evaluation of them--
online article.
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Perpetual Calendar
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Searching for Their Stefana: Locating My Grandparents' Marriage Record

Philip Tedro: A Greek Legend of the American West

Examining False Copyright Claims in Genealogy

On Teaching About the Greek-American Experience

First Generation Greek Immigrants in Australia estimated at 180,000

Coming to America: Stories of Greek Immigrants and American Authors' Weekend at the Annunciation Cathedral of Atlanta

Declaration of Northern Epirotes from Korytsa and Kolonia Demanding Union with Greece--Pan-Epirotis Union in America, Boston, 1919. [a lengthy document--
1.92 MB PDF--37pp)

Annunciation Cathedral of Atlanta Schedules Hellenic Genealogy Workshop for Centennial Celebration

Picture Bible of Mani Captivates with Historical Images--A Review

Arcadia, My Arcadia Masterfully Depicts Greek Village Life--A Review

Meyer Completes Fifth Historical Novel About Greece During WWII and Receives Award

Out of the Balkans--A Review

Brief History of the Balteas
Family of Exo Mani and

The Uprooting of Hellenism in Asia Minor, Part Two

The Historic Boston Cathedral: Reliving 100 Years

National Historical Museum
of Greece Donates Books for 
UNH Special Collection

Alexander the Great: Sui

Alexander the Great:Sui Generis by Nicolas Martis--Revisited

Forever Club Sponsors Genealogy Workshop

The Atmeidan or Hippodrome -- in Constantinople

Greek Genealogy Workshops Held in Somerville, Haverhill, Massachusetts

Hundreds of South Floridians Attend Hellenic Historical & Genealogical Association Workshops

Greeks in the Confederate Army

Greek-Americans Receive Ellis Island Medals of Honor

More Genealogy Articles



Take the HHGA
genealogy survey.
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Read or post Hellenic
genealogical queries.
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HHGA to offer a free
introductory workshop.
For more information,
Click here.

HHGA is assembling
a collection of histori-
cal photos.  To view
sample photos from
the collection,
click here.

To f
ind out about a
website that helps
locate immigrant
passenger records,
click here and
to read our article
about how to use it,
click here.

Browse through or
submit to the database
of obituaries that HHGA
has started to compile.
Click here.

Other recommended links

Index of Early Pennsylvania Obituaries Now Online Search Pennsylvania Obituaries Online

Pennsylvania's state library has posted microfilmed images of scrapbooks containing newspaper obituaries published between Oct. 16, 1891, and March 3, 1904.

Search for your ancestor's obituary at (the search page doesn't give you much clue where you are). At the bottom of the page, unclick everything except State Library of Pennsylvania—Genealogy. Type your keywords (such as a name or place) in the All of the Words field and click Search.

If you're not sure whether Great-grandma would be listed under her maiden or married name, enter both surnames in the Any of the Words field and type her first name in the All of the Words field. The Proximity tab lets you type two search terms and specify the number of words apart they can occur, letting you net obituaries containing variations such as john smith; john charles smith; and smith, john c. Still can't find the deceased? Try searching for people who might be listed as survivors.

Results show thumbnails of each matching obituary, its page number in the original scrapbook and surnames of everyone whose obituaries appear on that page. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge the page; use the icons at the top to zoom in and navigate around the article.

New York Bride and Bridegroom Indexes Now Available Online

The bridegroom index is for the entire city (1909-1936). The bride index is incomplete and is only for the boroughs of Bronx (1891-1937), Brooklyn (1891-1937), and Queens (1904-1937). Plans call for adding the Manhattan bride index to the online system. The Stephen P. Morse site at now has cross-links between the two indexes for New York City located at the Italian Genealogy Group site at:

Missouri Death Certificates Now Indexed Online (1910-1955)

The Missouri State Archives now offers the Missouri Death Certificate Database. It's a new online index and images. Currently the index covers from 1910 to 1955 and the images date from 1910 to 1920. It is at the URL:

Copying Old Photographs: Infringement of Copyright Laws?

In the case of photographs, it is sometimes difficult to determine who owns the copyright and there may be little or no information about the owner on individual copies. Ownership of a "copy" of a photograph is distinct from the "work" itself -- the intangible intellectual property. Read more.

New Book Chronicles History of 
Greek Americans of Cleveland, Ohio

Greek Americans of Cleveland Since 1870, a 416-page history of Greek immigrants who settled in Cleveland (Ohio), traces the lives of the first immigrants to settle in this area, life in communes, the nomadic search for work, the establishment of the first businesses, and the creation and growth of the first Greek Orthodox Church Community and those that followed. The book is now available from The Hellenic Preservation Society of Northeastern Ohio, an expanded and upgraded version of an earlier book that was published in 1984. Read more.

U.S. Diplomatic Personnel Submit Partial List of Persons Safe and Evacuated after Smyrna Catastrophe

Submitted by Stavros T. Stavridis. Click here to read brief list of names cabled by Admiral Bristol to State Department. A few of the names appear to be Hellenic. All were evacuated to Salonica and eventually to New York. These persons seem to have received direct assistance from the American Consulate during the Catastrophe, unlike the majority of the hundreds of thousands of refugees from Smyrna, Pontus and Asia Minor who were evacuated to the Greek mainland follwing the Catastrophe.

Black Book: The Tragedy of Pontus, 1914-1922

The Black Book: The Tragedy of Pontus is invaluable for its historical and genealogical information. This pamphlet details the numbers of Pontic Greeks killed in each village by the Turks, with some lists of actual names, and eyewitness accounts of massacres and genocide. Compiled in Athens in 1922, it serves as valuable testimony to the crimes committed. Although copies of this pamphlet are rare, there are about a dozen in the U.S. and Europe. Printed bilingually (English and French) in Athens in 1922 for the Central Council of Pontus, the aim of the pamphlet was to disseminate publicly the details of an irreparable loss of culture, history, and human life. Click here to view the pamphlet [large pdf file--16.2 Mb--Adobe Acrobat needed to view].

Beginning a Greek Genealogical Search in the U.S.

A revised, online article by Hellenic Historical and Genealogical Association for persons researching Hellenic ancestry. This simple, five-step plan helps researchers make effective use of their time by showing where and how to research. The goal of this recommended plan is to find the original Greek name of one's immigrant ancestor and his or her village, the information necessary to do research abroad. Click here for the full article.

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