Greek Records

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RESOURCES FOR GREEK RECORDS

Greek Document Locator – Part 1 – details different Greek records and what type of information can be found on each.

Greek Document Locator – Part 2 – details different Greek records with associated links to the PHYSICAL REPOSITORY IN GREECE and the ONLINE REPOSITORY

RECORD COLLECTIONS

Thousands of Names – Atrocities committed in Greece by German, Italian, and Bulgarian forces during World War II.  Links to CIA World War II Hellenic Information Service Department Bulletins, declassified & released by CIA, Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act 2000.  There are a total of 13 bulletins in this collection, 6 of which include names of Greek citizens who suffered executions, murders, arrests, imprisonments, death sentences, deportations, exiles, ill-treatment, acts of arson, compulsory labor, and more. – added May 26, 2021


  • All Greece – Discounted Collections (Business Directories)
    • All areas (1934)
    • Athina (Athens) – 1947
    • Irakleio – 1940
    • Karditsa – 1901
    • Kerkyra (Corfu) – 1902
    • Patras – 1910
    • Piraeus – 1906, 1928, 1947
    • Thessaloniki (Salonika) – 1932

  • All Greece – Generic Databases
  • Achaia
    • Farmer Census (1856)
    • Voter Lists (1859, 1867)
  • Aitoloakarnania
    • Ship Registers (1829)
    • Paupers and Orphans Lists (1829)
    • Administrational Employees List (1830)
    • Farmer Census (1856)
    • Voter Lists (1874, 1879, 1886, 1890)
  • Arcadia
    • Captives List (1828)
    • Paupers and Orphans Lists (1829)
    • Soldiers List (1829)
    • Voter List (1840s-1850s)
    • Farmers Census (1856)
    • Voter Lists (1860s-1880s)
    • Military Lists (1889)
  • Argolida
    • Census (1829)
    • Ship Registers (1829)
    • Farmer Census (1856)
    • Voter Lists (1885)
  • Attiki (Attica)
    • Voter Lists (1868, 1890)
  • Chania
    • Male Registers (1817-1910)
  • Chios
    • Refugee List (1828)
    • Voter List (1930)
  • Euboea
    • Male Registers (1839-1912, 1840-1918)
    • Voter Lists (1844, 1847)
    • Farmer Census (1856)
    • Voter List (1865)
  • Evrytania
    • Farmer Census (1856)
    • Voter List (1871, 1872, 1873, 1874)
  • Fokida
    • Farmer Census (1856)
    • Voter List (1867)
  • Fthiotida
    • Farmer Census (1856)
    • Voter Lists (1856, 1874, 1891, 1892)
  • Ileia
    • Voter List (1850)
    • Farmer Census (1856)
  • Ioannina
    • Voter List (1928)
  • Kefallonia
    • Voter List (1867)
    • Voter List (1928)
  • Kerkyra (Corfu)
    • Voter List (1867)
  • Korinthia
    • Voter List (1844-1847)
  • Kozani
    • Voter List (1915) – added June 1, 2021
  • Kyklades
    • Ship Registers (1829)
    • Administrational Employees List (1829)
    • Census (1829)
    • Voter Lists (1844)
    • Farmer Census (1856)
    • Voter Lists (1860s, 1870s)
    • Military Lists (1889)
  • Lakonia
    • Captives Lists (1828)
    • Paupers and Orphans Lists (1829)
    • Ship Registers (1829)
    • Soldiers Lists (1829)
    • Voter Lists (1844-1880s)
    • Parish Census (1856)
    • Farmer Census (1856)
    • Military Lists (1884, 1885, 1889)
    • Parish Voter Lists (1912-1940)
  • Lasithi
    • Voter Lists (1901-1931)
  • Lefkada
    • Voter List (1874)
    • Male Registers (1879)
  • Lesvos
    • Voter List (1919)
  • Messinia
    • Captives List (1828)
    • Paupers and Orphans Lists (1829)
    • Soldiers Lists (1829)
    • Voter Lists (1844-1873)
    • Farmer Census (1856)
    • Census (1868)
    • Military Lists (1884, 1885, 1889)
  • Sporades
    • Farmers Census (1856)
  • Thessaloniki
    • Voter List (1915)
  • Voiotia
    • Male Register (1879)
    • Voter Lists (1890, 1892)
  • Zakynthos
    • Voter Lists (1868, 1872)

Greece, Corfu Vital Records, 1841-1932

Greece, Electoral Rolls and Male Registers, 1856-1950

Greece, Sparta Marriages 1835-1935

Voter Lists – FREE translations from the Vlachogiannis Collection (253 villages translated)

Names transcribed from Greek Government Gazette – issues 4 May 1833 – 21 Sept 1834 – (13 links with 924 names)

TOOLS

Greek Genealogical Word List – includes words in Greek, English, and an example of each word handwritten in Greek – provided by FamilySearch.org

Greek Genealogy Word List – includes words in English, Greek and a Transliteration – provided by Greek Ancestry

The Greek Genealogy Guide – $ – from Greek Ancestry – includes section on Archival Repositories & Types of Records – General State Archives of Greece, Municipalities, The Church, Civil Vital Records, Church Vital Records, Census, Municipal Register and Voter List, Military Records (Military List & Male Register), Schools, City Directories, Newspapers, Notarial Records (wills, dowries, sales, etc.), Parish Voter Lists

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

Navigating the General State Archives of Greece (GSA/GAK) Website – In this educational video Carol Kostakos Petranek demonstrates how to navigate the website of the General State Archives of Greece (GSA/GAK) and its digital archival collections. The demonstration is detailed and step-by-step to ensure you get the most out of your research through the website.

Video – “Records and Repositories in Greece” by Carol Kostakos Petranek & Georgia Keilman Stryker (1/29/21) – added May 20, 2021

Greece 2017. Archives Research: Sparta – SpartanRoots blogpost by Carol Kostakos Petranek, published October 8, 2017

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Births, Marriages, Deaths

Civil and Church Records – Greek Ancestry Education, Webinar #5, May 23, 2020

Cool Documents in Marriage Records – SpartanRoots blogpost by Carol Kostakos Petranek, published July 6, 2018

Six Dots to Marriage – SpartanRoots blogpost by Carol Kostakos Petranek, published July 15, 2018

Researching in Greek Cemeteries – SpartanRoots blogpost by Carol Kostakos Petranek, published September 20, 2017

Church Records in Greek Villages – SpartanRoots blogpost by Carol Kostakos Petranek, published August 30, 2017

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Census Records

1856 Farmer’s Census, Sparta: Correlating Information – article published on SpartanRoots blogspot by Carol Kostakos Petranek, published February 18, 2021 – added June 12, 2021

Municipal Registers and Census Records – Greek Ancestry Education, Webinar, May 9, 2020

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City Directories

Beyond the Basics: City Directories – SpartanRoots blogpost by Carol Kostakos Petranek, published January 14, 2021

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Male Registers (Mitroon Arrenon)

Sample Email in Greek/English to General State Archives (GSA/GAK) of Greece, requesting information about Mitroon Arrenon – provided by Greek Ancestry

Male Register – Translated Template – provided by Greek Ancestry

Male Registers – Greek Ancestry Education, Webinar #2, May 2, 2020

Archives of Sparta: Mitroon Arrenon (Male Registers) – SpartanRoots blogpost by Carol Kostakos Petranek, published August 23, 2017

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Military Records

Φ.Ε.Κ. The Official Newspaper of the Government of Greece – SpartanRoots blogpost by Carol Kostakos Petranek, published November 3, 2018

Beyond the Basics: Aristeia Awards, 1821 Revolution – SpartanRoots blogpost by Carol Kostakos Petranek, published March 25, 2020

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Municipal Registers (Dimotologion)

Sample Email in Greek/English to General State Archives (GSA/GAK) of Greece, requesting information about Dimotologion – provided by Greek Ancestry

Municipal Registers and Census Records – Greek Ancestry Education, Webinar, May 9, 2020

Archives of Sparta: Dimotologion (Town Register) Records – SpartanRoots blogpost by Carol Kostakos Petranek, published August 22, 2017

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Notarial Records (dowries, wills, sales, etc.)

Stories from Notorial Records – Greek Ancestry Education, Case Study Webinar (Oct. 31st, 2020)

Notorial and School Records – Greek Ancestry Education, Webinar, May 30, 2020

Dowry Contracts: Pictures of the Past – SpartanRoots blogpost by Carol Kostakos Petranek, published October 18, 2017

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Parish Census Lists

Beyond the Basics: 1856 Parish Census – SpartanRoots blogpost by Carol Kostakos Petranek, published March 11, 2020

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Parish Voter Lists

Parish Voter Lists – article by Gregory Kontos, Greek Ancestry,

Beyond the Basics: Parish Voter Lists – SpartanRoots blogpost by Carol Kostakos Petranek, published August 16, 2020

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School Records

Notorial and School Records – Greek Ancestry Education, Webinar, May 30, 2020

School Records from Sparta: Finding Your Ancestors as Children – SpartanRoots blogpost by Carol Kostakos Petranek, published July 5, 2017

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Voter Lists (Eklogikoi Katalogoi)

Voter Lists – Greek Ancestry Education, Webinar #1, April 25, 2020

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