2018 Oct. 13 Philadelphia, PA

On October 13, 2018, the Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia and Artistacon sponsored a genealogy conference at the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 256 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The organizer was Barbara Lyngarkos.  This Hellenic American Genealogy Conference was devoted to Greek genealogy and addressed the records available and the research skills required to search Greek lineage both in the US and in Greece.

These are the handouts for each session.  Supplementary materials are below the handouts. Please click on the title to access the handout.

Session 1:  Introduction to Greek Research
Evolution of Hellenic Genealogy Community

Session 2:   Preparation for Research in Greece: How U.S. Records Can Help
Alien Registration Files

Session 3:  Ancestry DNA

Session 4:  DNA Testing Companies

Session 5:  Civil Records in Greece 

Session 6:  Church Records in Greece 

Session 7:  Planning a Research Trip

Supplementary Materials

Alien Registration Files, Prologue article

Dimotologion Column Descriptions

Greek Genealogy Word List

Greek Occupations, 1800s

 Immigration and Naturalization Questions

Mitroon Arrenon Column Descriptions

Navigating the GAK Website

Research Tips for Family Historians

Support Greek Archives!

The Revolution of 1821 and Its Impact on Your Ancestors

Visa Files

Why Did They Leave? Reasons Behind Greek Emigration

Why Orthodox Christians Should Do Their Genealogy