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Chios massacre – – added July 18, 2021

Makronisos: The Island of Shame published on – added July 18, 2021

Problems of Burial in Modern Greece: Between Customs, Law and Economy by G. Blagojevic, 2013 – added July 18, 2021

Karpathos: The Greek Island Where Women Dominate by Philip Chrysopoulos, published by Greek Reporter on March 8, 2021 – added July 18, 2021

The contents of a school library in Kythira in 1826added July 18, 2021

The teachers in Kythira in 1854added July 18, 2021

A Historic House in Kythiraadded July 18, 2021

The Island that Wasn’t: Autonomous Crete (1898-1912) and Experiments of Federalization by Elektra Kostopoulou – published online in Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 8 July 2016 – added July 18, 2021

Female education and women domestic servants in nineteenth-centur greek society by Polly Thanailaki – published ΠΑΙΔΑΓΩΓΙΚΟΣ ΛΟΓΟΣ 1/2013 – added May 20, 2021

Resistance to Ottoman Rule – – added May 20, 2021

Greece – Building the Nation, 1832-1913 –

Lakonian Emigration – by Carol Kostakos Petranek, published in Spartan Roots, September 25, 2019

Primary school for girls in Kythera – by Eleni Harou

The Spooky Village of Vathi is Haunting by Andy Dabilis, published in The National Herald, December 7, 2019

MyHeritage blog – Resolving a 100 Year Vendetta and Celebrating the Cretan Way

A Political History of Modern Greece, 1821-2018 by Aristides Hatzis, Department of History & Philosophy of Science, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

The Elementary School of Anavriti in 1838 – Municipality of Vrysai, Greece – published on the Spartan Roots blog June 10, 2015

EDUCATION IN GREECE, by Professor Pio, of Denmark. Reprinted by the United States, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education, and Commissioner James Eaton. – Government Printing Office, 1883

1944 Distomo Greece Massacre – 222 Names Listed

1919 Greek Press – 75+ names – Beginning of Women’s and Girl”s Tripolitan Club

Shepherds, Brigands, and Irregulars in Nineteenth Century Greece, written by John S. Koliopoulos and published in The Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, No. 4, Pages 41-53, Winter 1981

Here There Be Whistlers – ancient whistling language, Antia, Evia, Greece

The Turkish Populations in Greek Lands before and after 1821

Deserted Villages of Crete – Village of MOUSSI (MOUSSES)

Deserted Villages of Crete – Villages of AGIOS IOANNIS LOUSESTRO

Deserted Villages of Crete – Settlement of DIO PRINI

Deserted Villages of Crete – Village of CHANDROU (Handrou)

Deserted Villages of Crete – Village of XEROKAMBOS by Valis

Deserted Villages of Crete – Village of Drakos (Dragon)

Deserted Villages of Crete – SKALIA near Zakros

Deserted Villages of Crete – ACHLADA

Greek Villages Are Vanishing

Imbros and Tenedos: A Study of Turkish Attitudes Toward Two Ethnic Greek Island Communities Since 1923 by Alexis Alexandris, Published in the Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, Spring 1980, VII – No. 1, pages 5-31

The Economy of the Mani Peninsula (Greece) in the Eighteenth Century by J. M. Wagstaff, Durham University, published by The Institute of Balkan Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2 (1965)

Duty, Honor and Courage of Cretan Families by Catherine Tsounis, published by on November 13, 2014

The Greek Islands: How Were They Named? by Ioanna Zikakou, published by Greek Reporter, October 6, 2014

On the Trail of a Greek Bourgeoisie Clad in Traditional Garb, was posted in the Archivist’s Notebook by Vivian Florou on July 1, 2014

Thessaloniki During the Ottoman Occupation by Vasilis Demetriades, Professor of Turkology, University of Crete, publication date unknown.

The Last Chairmaker of Komotini by Abed Alloush, published in The Greek Reporter on April 13, 2014

Remembrance of Life Before Running Water 60+ years ago – by Peter Stevenson published in the Cyprus Mail, August 25, 2013

“Educating the Greeks” article – El Paso Herald, March 18, 1911

“Arrested on Ship for Defalcation – Greek Army Officer Taken Prisoner When Liner Arrives at New York – Accused Alleged Embezzled $500,000” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, December 19, 1910

“Macedonia in Grip of Anarchy … Hundreds of Greeks Have Been Tortured to Death” article – Chicago Daily Tribune, November 24, 1904

Researcher Claims Ancient Greeks Made It to America Before Columbus, published in Greek Reporter, April 2012

“Greek Women Appeal for Aid” article – New York Times, January 20, 1898

“A Night with a Greek Priest” article – New York Times, October 3, 1897

“The Greek Judges Sentence” article – New York Times, August 4, 1895

The Life Story of a Greek Peddler – contributed by a Spartan now living in a suburb-near New York City; published in 1906 – Chapter IV (pages 63-79) in a book titled “The Stories of undistinguished Americans as told by themselves” – available FREE online


FREE digital ebook on Amfilisos, Samos – “There in Amfilisos, Journeys of Mind and Heart, Chronicle of a Family” by Lili Konstantinidou, published in Thessaloniki, 1998 (written in Greek).  This book might be of interest to anyone doing family history research in Samos. Thank you to Katy Cooper for donating this book to our group and giving me permission to digitize and share it.  It was authored by her late aunt, Lili Konstantinidou. The book is over 200 pages in length, includes genealogy charts for the families of Dimitrios Chatzidimitriou (1790-1875) and Dimitris Palaigeorgiou (1808-1900), a detailed map of Samos (page 111), along with many photographs of people and places. – added May 12, 2017

TRADITION IN THE FRAME:  Photography, Power, and Imagination in Sfakia, Crete
by Konstantinos Kalantzis, published by Indiana University Press, August 2019

Greece, the Hidden Centuries:  Turkish Rule from the Fall of Constantinople to Greek Independence by David Brewer.  The book was first published in 2010 by I. B. Tauris & Co. Ltd. (101 names transcribed)

“Greek Education in Monastir – Pelagonia: Organisation and Operation of Greek Schools, Cultural Life”  by Antonis M. Koltsidas, published in Thesseloniki in 2008 by the Society for Macedonian Studies and is full of wonderful photographs, lists of students, teachers, and administrators. – FREE ebook (589 names transcribed)

“Famine and Death in Occupied Greece, 1941-1944” by Violetta Hionidou, published in 2006 by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time. (27 names transcribed)

“THE GREEK PEASANT” by Scott G. McNall, was published in 1974 by the American Sociological Association (75 Greek names transcribed)

Edessa city of waters and 3000 years of history – Municipality of Edessa, by Efthimia I. Gounara, published in Edessa, 2008

The Village Agios Georgios Sikousis by Pantelis A. Mavrogeorgis, published in English 2018

National Histories, Natural States: Nationalism and the Politics of Place by Robert Shannan Peckham, published by I. B. Tauris Publishers, London, New York – 2001 (157 Greek names included) – includes section on how the land was distributed to the citizens after the War for Independence

Files on the formation and evolution of Municipalities 1836-1939 and the administrative division of the State – Αρχεία περί της συστάσεως και εξελίξεως των Δήμων και Κοινοτήτων 1836-1939 και της διοικητικής διαιρέσεως του κράτους

THE IONIAN ISLANDS by Tertius T.C. Kendrick, Esq., published in London 1822 – FREE ebook

History of the Island of Kos: Ancient – Medieval – Modern; by Vasilis Hatzivasileiou; Translated into English by Dr. Nicholas Itsines

Kostas, My Story: The Gathering of the Children – Pethomazoma, An Unforgettable Civil War 1946-1949, A Mother’s Anguish to Save Her Children by Kostas Gianias, published 2018

Towards A New Life by Kostas Gianias, published 2019

“Greece:  The Modern Sequel – From 1831 to the Present” by John S. Koliopoulos and Thanos M. Veremis was published in 2002 by New York University Press (216 names transcribed)

The Greeks: The Triumphant Journey – From the Ancient Greeks and the Greek Revolution of 1821, to Greek Americans – published 2001 by The National Herald (205 Greek names transcribed)

The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, 1768 to 1913: The Long Nineteenth Century by Thomas W. Gallant, published by Edinburgh University Press Ltd., 2015 (79 Greek names transcribed)

Crete – The Battle and the Resistance by Antony Beevor, published by Westview Press in 1994 (16 names listed)

“Greece – And Tomorrow” by Z. Duckett Ferriman – Published 1918 – FREE ebook

“Tales of a Greek Island” by Julia Dragoumis – 1912 – FREE ebook

The Cretan Refugees and Their American Helpers by Samuel G. Howe, published 1868 by Lee and Shepard, Boston – FREE ebook

“A Concise History of Greece” by Richard Clogg – (156 Names)

“Inside the Colonels’ Greece” by the anonymous ‘Athenian’ – translated by R. Clogg 1972 – (133 Names)

“Modern Greece – Profile of a Nation – The First 150 Years” by Dimitrios George Kousoulas,- published in 1974 by Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group (109 Names)

“The Rise and Fall of the Greek Colonels” by C. M. Woodhouse was published by Granada Publishing Ltd., London in 1985 (134 Names)

“Memories of a Mountain War – Greece 1944-1949” by Kenneth Matthews was published in 1972 by Longman Group Limited London (21 Names)

The Greek Exile or A Narrative of the Captivity and Escape of Christophorus Plato Castanis, during the Massacre on the Island of Scio by the Turks… authored by Himself, published Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, & Co. 1851 – FREE ebook

“The Greek Struggle for Independence 1821-1833” by Douglas Dakin was published in London by B. T. Batsford, Ltd. and in the U.S. by the University of California Press – both in 1973 (173 names transcribed)

“Turkey, Greece, and the Great Powers – A Study in Friendship and Hate” by G. F. Abbott – published 1916 – FREE ebook

“Observations upon the Peloponnesus and Greek Islands – 1829” by Rufus Anderson, FREE ebook

The Customs and Lore of Modern Greece by Rennell Rodd with illustrations by Tristram Ellis, published by David Scott, London, 1892

“The Question of Northern Epirus at the Peace Conference” by N. Cassavetes – 1919 – FREE ebook (106 Greek Names)

“When I Was a Boy in Greece” by George Demetrios, published 1913 – FREE ebook

The Greek Islands and Turkey After the War by Henry Field, Published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1885 = FREE ebook

The Balkans: A History of Bulgaria, Serbia, GREECE, Romania, Turkey – published in 1915.  Each section was written by a different author, the Greece portion written by Arnold J. Toynbee – FREE ebook

“The Hellenic Kingdom and The Greek Nation” by George Finlay, with an introduction by Samuel Gridley Howe was published by Marsh, Capen & Lyon, Boston in 1837 – FREE ebook – (12 names transcribed)

“The History of Greece Under Othoman & Venetian Domination 1453-1821” by George Finlay.; Published by Will Blackwood – 1856 – FREE ebook – (60 names transcribed)

“Salonica – City of Ghosts:  Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950” by Mark Mazower was published in 2005 by Alfred A. Knopf, New York (223 names transcribed)

“Greece – Handbook for Travellers” with maps, published by Baedeker in 1905 – FREE ebook

“Tales from the Isles of Greece: being sketches of modern Greek peasant life” was translated from the Greek of Argyris Ephtaliotis by W. H. D. Rouse and was published in 1897 – FREE ebook

Greece in Evolution – studies prepared under the auspices of the French League for the defence of the rights of Hellenism by Th. Homolle, Henry Houssaye, Th. Reinach, Ed. Thery, G. Deschamps, Ch. Diehl, G. Fougeres, J. Psichari, A. Berl, M. Paillares, Edited by G. F. Abbott, translated from the French by Sir Charles W. Dilke, M.P., published 1910 – FREE ebook

Greece in the Nineteenth Century – A Record of Hellenic Emancipation and Progress 1821-1897 by Lewis Sergeant, published by T. Fisher Unwin in London in 1897 – FREE ebook (222 names transcribed)

“MODERN ATHENS” chapter online from The Greeks of To-Day by Charles K. Tuckerman – 1872


Video – The custom of Saint John Fanistis in Lagada, Chiosadded July 18, 2021

Video – Landscapes of Kythera – 1991added July 18, 2021

Video – Wheat festival by the Theologos women association…added July 18, 2021

Video – “Insights into Ikarian genealogy” by Anastasia (Topsy) Douris (1/31/21) – added May 20, 2021

Video – A Greek Cemetery at the little town of Koroni, Peloponnese, South mainland Greeceadded May 20, 2021

Video – Tour of the cemetery in Naxos, Greeceadded May 20, 2021

Video – The Cost of Dying in Greece (The Death Industry) – understand the process of burial in Greece and why you may have trouble finding your ancestors in Greek cemeteries. WARNING: Some scenes contain extremely graphic images – added May 20, 2021

Greek history – The Lives of the Greeks during the Turkish occupation – Benaki Museum – added May 20, 2021

WATCH VIDEO – Excavating Home:  Archaeologies of the Greek American Experience

Tears and Pain of the Cretans in Xenitia – The program is in Greek–with many images used by kind permission from the Hellenic Cultural Museum in Utah. Greeks flocked to the US at the turn of the century and up until around 1915–representing the last major wave of immigrants to work on the railroads and in the mines of the Intermountain West.

Family Life, Customs and Economy by Giannis Michalakakos – presentation from International Greek Ancestry Conference (Jan, 29-31, 2021


Greece Ministries – includes lists of everyone who held Ministry positions, along with birth and death dates – added July 18, 2021

Blog – Maniatika (online effort to highlight the cultural heritage of Mani) by Giannis Michalakakosadded July 18, 2021 – gives info on individual villages – added July 18, 2021

Centre for Hellenism of Damianos Foundationadded July 18, 2021

FACEBOOK – Euboean Genealogyadded May 20, 2021

News Coverage of General State Archives of Greece – Needs and Issues – Published 3 February 2019 on ΡΙΖΟΣΠΑΣΤΗΣ

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