Greek Genealogy Conference: March 21, Oakland, CA

You are invited to a Greek genealogy conference in Oakland, CA at the Ascension Cathedral, March 21. Join us to learn Greek research strategies and resources, and to view a new documentary, The New Greek Americans”.

There is a $15.00 charge for the event, which includes lunch.  Space is limited.

Link to RSVP:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgOLOu8LVNaXqqe8TfEv98LAr8FZJtQnCnRthrz97jU-68vQ/viewform

If you need directions to the event or any further information, please email ascensionhistorical89@gmail.com

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New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2, 2020

Join us for a Hellenic Genealogy Conference at noon on Sunday, Feb. 2nd, at Holy Trinity Hellenic Cultural Center, New Orleans, LA.
Gregory Kontos and Carol Kostakos Petranek will give presentations on how to conduct your research using US and Greek records. After the presentations, a unique workshop will take place with attendants’ questions being answered and special guidance being offered.
Special attention will be given to research on families from CHIOS!
On Saturday, February 1, a special history panel, featuring lectures by Gregory Kontos and Alexander Billinis, will be hosted by Holy Trinity Cathedral. Details are in the poster below.
History_Panel_Feb.2020
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RootsTech is Offering a Beginning Greek Genealogy Class

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

Summary
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.

Speaker
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

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Agenda: Virginia Beach Greek Genealogy Conference, October 19, 2019

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/

Presenters:
Sam Williams
Carol Kostakos Petranek
Matt Ellsworth

9:00 Arrival

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

Male Registers
Town Registers
Election Lists
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

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Genealogy Conference, October 19, 2019 – Greek – Cyprus – Asia Minor Research

Va Beach Greek Gen Conf Oct 19 2019

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Greek Genealogy Conferences – A Place for Learning

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.

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Greek Gen Study Group

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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!

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