Diaspora Communities – U.S.A. – CALIFORNIA

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Articles, Books, Films/Videos, Online Databases, Organizations

ARTICLES

PARISH PROFILE:  St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Bakersfield, California – published in Orthodox Observer, September 2018

Greek-American Communists and the San Francisco General Strike of 1934 by Daniel Frontino Elash, Published in the Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, March 2007 – Volume 33 , pages 22-38

The Legend of a Fiend:  John “Blackjack” Jerome and Violent Strikebreaking – by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, September 24, 2016

Hollywood Mogul Spyros P. Skouras’ Early Years Revealed in Newly-Published Memoir – published in the Pappas Post, May 14, 2014

BOOKS

“GREEKS IN SAN FRANCISCO, Images of America Series” was authored by the Greek Historical Society of the San Francisco Bay Area.  Published by Arcadia Publishing in 2009 – includes 320 Greek names & 225 photos

FILMS/VIDEOS

The Greeks of Los Angeles, Memories and Dreams

ONLINE DATABASES

Census

1852 California State Census – 14 born in Greece – Ancestry.com

Death

California, Sonoma County Sebastopol, Evergreen Lawn Cemetery Burial Records, 1800-2010 – 9 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE – added July 17, 2021

California Cemetery Transcriptions 1850-1960 – 107 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

California, Sacramento Cemetery Records 1900-1959 – 186 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

California, County Birth and Death Records – 1800-1994 – 2,290 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

California Death Index, 1940-1997 – 6,861 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

California, Death Index, 1965-1997 – 4,356 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

1964 California, Death Index – 519 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

1963 California, Death Index – 536 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

1962 California, Death Index – 468 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

1961 California, Death Index – 480 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

1960 California, Death Index – 502 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1835-1931 – 258 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE 

Military

California, WWI Soldier Service Cards, 1917-1918  – 9 born in Greece – Ancestry.com

California, Honor Roll of Californians who served in WWI 1914-1918 – 20 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

California, Military Discharge Records, 1856-1965 – 4 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org

Naturalization

California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989 – 2,582 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

Shasta County, California, Naturalization Records, 1852-1932 – 21 born in Greece – Ancestry.com

Newspapers

Greeks in the California Digital Newspaper Collection – FREE search

California, Oakland Alameda County, Newspaper Record Collection 1985-2011 – 130 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

Passenger Lists

California, San Francisco Crew Manifests, 1896-1921 – 22 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953 – 700 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

California, Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco from Insular Possessions, 1907-1911 – 7 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

Prison

California, Prison and Correctional Records, 1851-1950  – 733 born in Greece – Ancestry.com

Voting Registers

California, Great Registers 1866 – 1910 (Voting Registers) – 1,313 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

Misc.

California Certificates Surrendered at San Francisco from Aliens Previously at Honolulu, Hawaii, 1912-1946 – 41 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

ORGANIZATIONS

FACEBOOK – Greek Historical Society of the San Francisco Bay Areaadded June 26, 2021

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