Showing posts from March, 2014

Something New To Try When Using in the Library for FREE

I have written before about how you can use for FREE at most of your local libraries.  This is a great way to get free census records, military records, and other vital records such as birth, marriage, and death for your family tree. has over 4 million records for people that have Greece listed as their place of birth.

This is a helpful article that was recently written to help you use this program more effectively - "Something New To Try When Using in the Library" - posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on March 20, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne, Reference Desk

Did you know that is available for free in thousands of libraries in the U.S.?  You can't create a tree, or post messages on message boards.  You can't sit in your jammies and work on your family (please don't sit in your jammies in the library!)  You can't work until 3am in the morning.  But you can view much of our great content.

But how do you get the conte…

3,263 Greece Born - FREE Death Records from Michigan between 1921-1952

3,263 Greece Born - FREE Death Records from Michigan between 1921-1952

At you can view Death Records for 3,263 people recorded as having been born in Greece.

This is another great resource for finding the father's name and mother's maiden name, although the accuracy depends on the person giving testimony for the death records.  

Link to FamilySearch wiki - Michigan, Death Certificates

AGIOS NIKOLAOS, Municipality of Melitinis, Region of Laconia, Greece - FREE Translation of 1872 General Election List

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…