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Established to promote the importance of Greek ancestry and history
through educational programs and volunteer projects to collect and archive information.

The Hellenic Historical and Genealogical Association was incorporated in the state of New Hampshire on May 25, 2000 by Mary Papoutsy with a mission to promote the importance of Greek ancestry and history.

Citing a strong and growing popularity nationwide in researching family roots, Mrs. Papoutsy states, "There is a great need for systematic documentation of the lives and contributions to society of Greek ancestors and the Hellenic Historical and Genealogical Association will strive to provide an organizational framework for assistance in this area." The association offers free lectures and workshops on conducting Hellenic genealogical searches in the United States and in Greece.

In additional to its educational component, the group also conducts research and amasses data about the lives of early immigrants in preparation for publication.

HHGA has been a member affiliate of the National Genealogical Society.
Demetrios Lebares
[Lymperis/Lyberis] wearing
traditional village costume circa 1860 Aghios Petros,
Kynourias Arkadias

How-to Book Being Written

An instructional and reference book is
now being developed and will be available for purchase when completed later in 2013. Among topics are American sources for Hellenic family tree information, transliteration, researching in Greek villages, and online resources for Hellenic investigations.

Fruit Store, Portland, Maine
1920's Lekouses
[Lykousis] Family
Data Collection

HHGA encourages interested persons to undertake data collection projects to document the presence and lives of Greek immigrants and Greek-Americans. Greek-language skills may be helpful for some projects, but no special training or background in genealogical research are necessary:
  • Transcriptions of Orthodox Cemeteries and Greek Sections of Public Cemeteries
  • Transcribing Greek Church records into English
  • Indexing and Abstracting Naturalization Records
  • Oral History Interviews
  • Microfilming of Records
  • Indexing and Abstracting Obituaries From Newspapers

For additional information about these projects or to volunteer for one of them, contact the staff at the Hellenic Historical and Genealogical Association office.

Family Origins Database

HHGA is beginning a database to assist members with genealogical research. Family surnames and geographical locations can be submitted to HHGA for inclusion into the database.

Maria Kallitsis and nephew
circa 1900
Aghios Petros,
Kynourias Arkadias

National Genealogical
Society President Shirley Langdon congratulates
Mary Papoutsy
for establishing the

Hellenic Historical and Genealogical Association

Hellenic Historical
and Genealogical Association

PO Box 710
Rye Beach, NH 03871.

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