Kathleen Kaldis will be presenting Opa! It’s All Greek to Me! at the RootsTech Conference (February 26-29, 2020) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Date of Class: Friday, February 28, 2019
Place: Salt Palace, Room 255 A
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Session Number: RT8036
Opa! It’s a wonderful time to be Greek! Learn the resources to help you get started in your Greek Genealogical Odyssey. Conducting Greek genealogy can be challenging even for those who are able to speak and read Greek. Many first- and second-generation Greek immigrants do not even know their grandparents’ names or even the exact village where their parents were from. Attendees will learn the first steps to conducting Greek research and what resources are available here in America which will unlock records in Greece. The lecture will be helpful for both individuals who emigrated to the United States post World War II and for those who have ancestors who emigrated before World War II.
Kathleen Kaldis, The Ancestor Finder, is a professional genealogist and lecturer from Massachusetts. She holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, has completed many genealogical institute courses, and is currently enrolled in the ProGen Study Group. Kathleen will be presenting her lecture: Opa! It’s All Greek to Me! showcasing the communities, tools, and collections useful when conducting Greek genealogical research.
RootsTech website: https://www.rootstech.org/salt-lake
RootsTech registration: https://rootstech2020.smarteventscloud.com/portal/startNewRegistration.do
This conference will be broadcast via FB live. You can watch either the entire conference or segments of your choice at: https://www.facebook.com/stnicksgoc/
Carol Kostakos Petranek
9:30-10:00 Introduction to Hellenic Genealogy
Why Orthodox Christians Should Do Their Genealogy – Sam
Greek Genealogy Toolbox – Carol
Making connections: Internet resources – Carol
10:00-10:30 Using U. S. Records to Prepare for Research in Greece – Carol
10:30-11:00 Using DNA in Hellenic Research – Sam
Break: 10 minutes
11:10-12:10 Research in Cyprus – Matt Ellsworth (via Skype)
12:10-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-2:00 Greek Civil Records in Archives and Town Halls
Contracts and Dowries
2:00-2:45 Orthodox Church Records in Greece
Village Church Records – Carol
Metropolis Records – Carol
U.S. Orthodox Church Records – Sam Williams
2:45-3:00 Q&A – Conclusion
Nick Kampoulis with the Greek Reporter newspaper, interviewed me last week regarding the assistance that can be received at Greek genealogy conferences. The article begins:
More and more people from Greek Communities around the world are becoming increasingly interested in finding ways to explore their past, so that they will eventually be able to find their roots and their ancestors who left Greece to start a completely new life in the United States, Canada, Australia, the UK or elsewhere.
What was the main reason they left Greece? Was it war? Poverty? The hope of a better life? What were the living conditions in their villages back in late 1800’s and early 1900’s?
These are some of the questions the Hellenic Genealogy Conferences try to give answers to.
The full article can be read here.
Please join us in Philadelphia on October 13! A link to the conference registration is here.
I am honored to have presented a two-part webinar on Greek Genealogy, hosted by professional genealogist and my friend, DearMYRTLE. Please join me as we explore ways to further your family history research in Greece.
Session 1 was held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Topic: Finding Your Original Surname & Village of Origin
The link to the archived webinar can be accessed on YouTube here.
Session 2 was held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Topic: Church and Civil Records in Greece.
The link to the archived webinar and supplementary links can be accessed here.
There are handouts and supplementary materials for both sessions which are captured on a Google spreadsheet. That link can be found here. I suggest that you download the spreadsheet so you can have access to the many resources contained therein.
I hope these webinars will be of help to you!
The Hellenic-American Cultural Center and Museum of Portland, Oregon is sponsoring a one-day Hellenic Genealogy Conference on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Fr. Elias Stephanopoulos Center, 3131 NE Glisan St. Portland, Oregon 97232.
To register: https://haccm.ejoinme.org/genealogyworkshop
Registration Fee: $15 per person
Registration Deadline: April 16, 2018
Lunch and Snacks Provided
For Additional Information, Contact: Katherine Karafotias: 503.858.8567 or HACCMpdx@gmail.com
Below is a link to a pdf file listing all of the Greek Microfilms which are now digitized available for viewing at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City or at a local Family History Center.