Author Archives: Spartan Roots

About Spartan Roots

I am of Greek ancestry with roots in villages near Sparta. My paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather were born in Agios Ioannis (St. Johns), and my maternal grandmother was born in Mystras. I love family history research and have been tracing my roots for many years. I was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in a predominantly Greek neighborhood close to extended family. I live in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and work as a volunteer Co-Director of the Washington, D.C. Family History Center and a genealogy aide/project aide at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. I am always updating and adding new information. Please contact me - I would love to hear from you!

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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: Presenters: Sam Williams Carol Kostakos Petranek Matt Ellsworth 9:00 Arrival 9:30-10:00 Introduction to Hellenic Genealogy Why Orthodox Christians … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Greek Gen Study Group

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, … Continue reading

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