Diaspora Communities – CANADA

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Websites, Articles, Books, Databases/Records, Films/Videos

WEBSITES

Greek Canadian History Project

ARTICLES

Virtual Museum of Greek Immigration to Canada Opens – published in The National Herald, June 8, 2019

‘This lost chapter’: Greek community commemorates 100th anniversary of Toronto riots – War veterans and supporters targeted Greek residents, businesses in downtown mayhem by Ryan Patrick Jones – published in CBC Canada – Aug 02, 2018

Sculpture of the Greek Immigrants Unveiled in Montreal – 2017

Greek Immigration to Quebec: The Process and the Settlement by Efie Gavaki, published in the Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, Vol. 17/1, 1991.

BOOKS

The Straits of Chimera – True story of first (Greek) European in West Canada – by Eyridiki Livada Duca

The Canadian Odyssey: The Greek Experience in Canada by Peter D. Chimbos, published in 1980 by McClelland and Stewart Ltd., Canada.   (includes 62 Greek names)

DATABASES/RECORDS

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 – Research your family’s roots and browse our online collections – added July 18, 2021

CENSUS

Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926 – 631 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

1921 Census of Canada – 3,537 born in Greece – FREE through Library and Archives of Canada

1851-1921 Canadian Census Records – thousands of records available FREE through FamilySearch.org and Library and Archives of Canada

DEATH

Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989 – Canada – 98 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

Ontario Canada Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 – 445 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

Death Registrations, British Columbia, Canada, 1901-1986 – 930+ born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

British Columbia, Canada – Death Registrations, 1877-1900 – 6 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

MARRIAGE

Canada, Newspapers.com Marriage Index 1800-1999 – 254 born in Greece – Ancestry.com – $

British Columbia, Canada Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932 – 319 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

Ontario Canada Marriages 1857-1924 – 1042 born in Greece – Surnames A – L – Ancestry.com – $

Ontario Canada Marriages 1857-1924 – 1042 born in Greece – Surnames M – Z – Ancestry.com – $

MILITARY

World War I – Canada – CEF Personal Files, 1914-1918 – 130 born in Greece – Ancestry.com – $

Soldiers from Canada in First World War, 1914-1918 – 484 born in Greece – Ancestry.com – $

NATURALIZATION

Online Canadian Naturalization Records 1915-1932 – 2,650+ born in Greece – available through The Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

PASSENGER LISTS / BORDER CROSSINGS

Canada, Immigrants Approved in Orders in Council, 1929-1960 – 532 born in Greece – Ancestry.com – $

Canada, Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 – 6,871 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956 – 7,206 born in Greece – FamilySearch.org – FREE

Records of Aliens Pre-Examined in Canada, 1922-1954 – 39 born in Greece – Ancestry.com – $

FILMS/VIDEOS

Film – FORTUNATE SON – The Pappas Post Beloved Documentary About Greek Diaspora Family from Montreal Gets Much-Anticipated DVD Release – The Pappas Post – added July 18, 2021

Director Asimakopoulos Shoots Film on Neighborhood of Greek Immigrants, article by Konstantinos Menzel, published in Greek Reporter, April 7, 2014

“Violent August – 1918 Anti-Greek Riots in Toronto – YouTube video of preview to documentary

Greek History in Canada

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