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Asia Minor Refugee Registers – – This collection, consisting of 540,000 records, includes the names of all the refugees who emigrated from Turkey to Greece after the 1923 Population Exchange Treaty and received compensation for the property that was left behind. Apart from the refugee’s given name, surname, and place of origin, in most cases, the records include the refugee’s father’s or spouse’s name.

Census of refugees of 1922 Asia Minor Catastrophe (online database) — also companion Facebook group

Asia Minor Refugees in 1924 Athens Greece Electoral Rolls – – Documents digitized, translated and indexed – $

Asia Minor Refugees in 1924 Athens Greece Electoral Rolls – GAK (General Archives of Greece) – Vlachogiannis collection – FREE to use – Greek language

Find your refugee relatives from Pontus, Asia Minor and Eastern Thrace – index of names published in 1928 – Pontos News, November 24, 2018

Anthemion – Anthemousa is a Digital Library of the Greek Communities of Constantinople. It’s the result of The Program of the Detection, Recording, Microfilm Depiction and Digitalization of the Constantinople Greek-orthodox Community Archives which was initiated in 1995.

Center for the Study & Promotion of Asia Minor Culture of the
Municipality of N. Ionia, Attica
– Museums, historical archives, publications, etc. – Note: Free download of all publications


Pontian Greek Video – Πυρρίχιος χορός (σέρρα) – Pyrrhic is the oldest Greek war dance – YouTube video has music and many photographs of people from the region

Video – “Insular Genealogy: The Marmara Islands Case” by Ioannis Papachristou (1/31/21)

Video – “Research on Greece’s Borderlands” by Gregory Kontos (1/31/21)

Video – “The Ottoman Greeks of the United States Project (OGUS)” by George Topalidis (1/31/21)

Greek Ancestry Education, Case Study Webinar #1: Asia Minor (Oct. 17th, 2020)

Sisli Cemetery – documentary about the Greek community in Constantinople (Istanbul) and about the Orthodox cemetery of Sisli, with English subtitles.

The Last Greeks of Prince Islands

Interviews with Anatolian immigrants in Greece

Greek invasion of Turkey and the aftermath of the events, 1919-1922

National Geographic 1922 The Greek Genocide


Facebook – Greek and Turkish Pastadded January 18, 2023

Map of known massacres of native Greek subjects of the former Ottoman Empire (today Turkey) between 1912-1923. Only includes known or reported massacres.

Facebook – Ottoman Empire religion and ethnicity map

Website – Australian Federation of Pontian Associations

Facebook – Australian Federation of Pontian Associations

Facebook – Pontic Greek DNA

Facebook – Pontians in USA and Canada

Encyclopedia of the Hellenic World – Asia Minor – Geographical Terms, Settlements, Units, Geomorphology, Persons, Events, General, Buildings

Association of Alatsatians (website), Association of Alatsatians (Facebook) – Asia Minor – Includes family names, history and more

Ottoman Greeks of the U.S. Project

The Asia Minor and Pontos Hellenic Research Center

Travelogues – Travellers’ Views 15th – 20th Century Greece, Asia Minor

Facebook – Greek Genocide Resource Center / Website – Greek Genocide Resource Center

Facebook – Marmara Island (History and Genealogy)

Facebook – Pontian-Greek Society in the USA

Facebook – Asia Minor Greek History Australia

Facebook – The Scattered Greeks of Asia Minor

Facebook – Asia Minor 1912 – 1923

Facebook – Έλληνες της Μικράς Ασίας/ Asia Minor Greeks

Facebook – Pontos World

Facebook – Ρίζα μου


The Karamanlides: Orthodox, Turkish-Speaking People Native to Anatolia – by Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi, published on GreekReporter, October 20, 2021

The Crypto-Christians of the Pontus Region by Pavlos Papadopoulos, ELAS officer, published on on 8 January 2022

The Japanese Ship that Saved Greeks During Smyrna Catastrophe by Tasos Kokkinidis, published August 31, 2021 on the Greek Reporter

The Legendary siege and fall of byzantine Constantinople

Constantinople Greeks: The Cosmopolitans of the Byzantine Capital – published on Greek Reporter, June 27, 2021

On This Day June 12, 1914: Ancient Greek Community of Phocaea in Asia Minor is Massacred – published in Greek City Times, June 12, 2021 – article and video with English sub-titles

1,800-year-old Greek statue of woman found in Turkey published in Greek City Times, June 14, 2021

The Crypto-Christians of Trabzon – published on Pontos World

Third Generation Greek Genocide Survivor Recounts Family Struggles – published in the Pappas Post, May 20, 2020

Timeline of the Greek Pontian Genocide of 1914-1923, published May 19, 2021 by Greek City Times

Mert Kaya: Greeks must know someone is working for Islamized Greeks in Turkey – published in the Greek City Times, May 19, 2021

The Pontic Greeks who fought hard and bravely against genocidal barbarity – by Paul Antonopoulos, published in the Greek City Times, May 19, 2021

10 Facts: Greek Genocide in Pontus – published in the Greek City Times, May 19, 2021

The Siege of Constantinople in 1453, according to Nicolo Barbaro – excerpts published as a collaborative doc on the Hellenic Genealogy Geek Facebook group by ΕΜΜΑΝΟΥΗΛ ΒΛΑΜΑΚΗΣ, May 29, 2019

An Introduction to Pontic Greek History – by Sam Topalidis, published by Australian Pontian Association, 2019

Between Greek Nationalism and Ottomanism: Contested Loyalties of Ottoman Greeks in the Periodicals of Tanzimat Period (1869-1877) – by Kyriakos Gioftsios, submitted to Central European University, Nationalism Studies Program, Budapest, Hungary 2018

The Differing Perceptions of the Ottomans in Bulgarian, Greek and Turkish memory – by Nellina Lachezarova Bogilova, University of Aberdeen, publication date unknown


Black Easter: On this day in 1914, Ottoman Turks Begin Genocide on Thracian Greeks – published in Greek City Times, April 6, 2021

April 10: Ottomans hang Gregory V, Patriarch of Constantinople – published in Greek City Times, april 10, 2021

The Trials and Tribulations of Panayiotis and Giannis Seitanidis by Stavros Stavridis, published in The National Herald, May 16, 2020

A Letter to My Son by Peter Nicolelis, published in The National Herald, September 19, 2020

A Quest for Closure: The Journey to Pergamos, by Peter Nicolelis, published in The National Herald, November 28, 2020

When Turkey Destroyed it’s Christians – published in The Wall Street Journal, May 18, 2019

Greek-American Louis Metaxas Searching for Americanos in Asia Minor by Stavros T. Stavridis, published in The National Herald, March 2, 2019

Greek Prisoners of War in Turkey in Early 1924 & the Infamous Labor Battalions by Stavros T. Stavridis, published in The National Herald, August 28, 2018

The Japanese at Smyrna, Tokei Maru, 1922 by Prof. Dan Georgakas, published in The National Herald, August 4, 2018

The 1914 Persecutions and the First Attempt at an Exchange of Minorities Between Greece and Turkey by Yannis G. Mourelos

Pontian Claims at Paris Peace Conference 1919, Toynbee’s Comments – published in The National Herald, July 29, 2017

In Istanbul, a once-mighty newspaper that serves the country’s dwindling Greek community is in danger of collapse – October 17, 2014

On This Day (9 Sept 1922): Turkey wins three-year war with Greece – Yahoo News UK 8 Sept 2014

First Divine Liturgy in 90+ Years in Only Church to Survive Smyrna Fire – Pappas Post, 25 Aug 2014

Ayvalik: Ghosts Awakened – Greeks of Turkey – Pappas Post, 22 July 2014

The Truth Is Finally Revealed: The Genocide of the Pontic Greeks, published by Hellas Frappe, July 2014

Turkey’s Gorgeous Ghost Town – Kayaoy, Anatolian Village – Daily Beast 12 July 2014

Sano Halo, Grandmother of the Pontian Greeks, Passes Away – GreekReporter, May 2014

Journey to Livissi, A Greek Village on Sale in Asia Minor – ekathimerini – March 10, 2014

Human Rights Court orders Turkey to pay 5 million euros to Greek siblings (property dispute) – ekathimerini 2013

Ancient Greek Dialect in Black Sea – HellasFrappe 2012

Manuscript of Great Historic Importance Found in Instanbul – Greek Reporter Europe, May 16, 2012

Mikrasia Revisited: A Glimpse of Peristasi in Eastern Thrace article by James L. Marketos, Esq.

American Reactions to the Asia Minor Deportations in 1922 by Stavros T. Stavridis, published in The National Herald, June 10, 2006

Work with the Asia Minor Refugees at Athens – The American Journal of Nursing, Nov. 1922

Turkish Girl Elopes with Christian Greek and Mohammedans Are Horrified – Chicago Daily Tribune, August 20, 1911

Cappadocia, Turkey – TV Producers Burn Greek Orthodox Church

National Geographic “Under the Heel of the Turk” 1918

1914: The Hellenic Genocide in the Danish Archives by Dr. Racho Donef, Sydney, Australia – published in Armenian, Assyrian and Hellenic Genocide News, 2004

Helping Greek Americans in Search of Their Asia Minor Roots


Book Review – The Genocide of the Ottoman Greeks: Studies on the State-Sponsored Campaign of Extermination of the Christians of Asia Minor (1912-1922) and Its Aftermath: History, Law, Memory, by Constantine G. Hatzidimitriou, published in AHIF Policy Journal, Winter 2012-13

Literary Review: The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey’s Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894-1924 by Benny Morris and Dror Ze’evi – review written by Eleni Sakellis, published in The National Herald, May 11, 2019.

The Greek Genocide in American Naval War Diaries: Naval Commanders Report and Protest Death Marches and Massacres in Turkey’s Pontus Region, 1921-1922 by Savvas “Sam” Koktzoglou (Editor), Robert Shenk (Editor), James Starvridis (Foreword), Published February 29, 2020 by University of New Orleans Press

Literary Review: The Story of Chrysostomos Chrisistomides Highlighted in ‘The Immigrant’ by Anthony Christ – review written by Eleni Sakellis, published in The National Herald, August 1, 2020

Literary Review: The Greek Genocide 1913-1923: New Perspectives – review written by Eleni Sakellis, published in The National Herald, February 8, 2020

Literary Review: The Miracle: A True Story (3rd English Edition) by Leonidas Koumakis – literary review written by Eleni Sakellis, published in The National Herald, August 3, 2019 (A compelling memoir and history of what the Greek minority in Turkey has endured from the end of the 19th century to the present day)

Persecutions of Greeks in Turkey Before the European War by Archimandrite Alexander Papadopoulos; published 1919 for the Central Committee of the Unredeemed Greeks in conjunction with the American-Hellenic Society, New York by Oxford University Press, New York – FREE ebook – 227 Greek names transcribed

Persecutions of Greeks in Turkey Since Beginning of European War – Translated from Official Greek Documents, published 1918 for American Hellenic Society – FREE ebook – 319 Greek names transcribed

A Survey of the Turkish Empire by W. Eton; published London 1798 – FREE ebook

The Black Book – The Tragedy of Pontus, 1914-1922 – Includes lists of names of executed and condemned to penal servitude – published Athens 1922 – FREE ebook

The Black Book of the Sufferings of the Greek People in Turkey from the Armistice to the end of 1920; 715 names transcribed; published 1920 Constantinople, Press of the Patriarchate – FREE ebook

THE MARTYRDOM OF SMYRNA AND EASTERN CHRISTENDOM; A File of Overwhelming Evidence, Denouncing the Misdeeds of the Turks in Asia Minor and showing their Responsibility for the Horrors of Smyrna – Compiled and Prefaced by Dr. Lysimachos Oeconomos, first published in 1922 – FREE ebook

Under the Turk in Constantinople by G. F. Abbott, Published by MacMillan and Co., Limited in 1920 – FREE ebook

CAMERA OTTOMANA: Photography and Modernity in the Ottoman Empire 1840-1914 Edited by Zeynep Celik and Edhem Eldem, Copyright 2015 by Koc University Publications, Istanbul – FREE ebook

Denying Human Rights & Ethnic Identity – The Greeks of Turkey; A Helsinki Watch Report, Human Rights Watch, published 1992 – FREE ebook (includes list of deaths in 1955 riots, churches and schools damaged)

Genocide in the Ottoman Empire: Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks, 1913-1923 edited by George N. Shirinian, published February 1, 2017 by Berghahn Books

Hellenism in Asia Minor by Karl Dieterich; published for the American-Hellenic Society, New York, 1918 – FREE ebook

Ottoman Greeks in the Age of Nationalism: Politics, Economy, and Society in the Nineteenth Century edited by Dimitri Gondicas and Charles Issawl was published in 1999 by the Darwin Press, Inc., New Jersey (190 Names Listed)

Our Own Foreigners – re: Greek and Turkish Population Exchanges

Paradise Lost: Smyrna 1922 – The Destruction of a Christian City in the Islamic World by Giles Milton; published in 2008 by Basic Books, New York

Ships of Mercy, The True Story of the Rescue of the Greeks – Smyrna, September 1922 by Christos Papoutsy; published 2008 by Peter E. Randall Publisher, New Hampshire

The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, 1453 by 1768. The Ottoman Empire by Molly Greene, published 2015 by Edinburgh University Press Ltd. – 53 Greek Names Mentioned in Book

The Mechanism of Catastrophe – Turkish Pogrom of September 6-7, 1955, Destruction of Greek Community of Istanbul by Speros Vryonis, Jr. published in 2005

Twice a Stranger – Mass Expulsions that Forged Modern Greece and Turkey by Bruce Clark; published 2006 by Harvard University Press

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