Lecture: “Genealogical Sleuthing in Greece: Sailing on the ‘Wine-Dark’ Sea of Greek History”

Lecturer: Mary Papoutsy
Date: March 22, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Location: Room 133, Wishcamper Hall, USM Portland

Mary Papoutsy will discuss the American sources of information needed to launch genealogical research in Greece, and then give concrete examples of the types of information that Greek repositories hold. Successful genealogical research work there depends upon patience and preparatory work here. Researchers encounter genealogical challenges at the very outset with transcriptions of Greek, but these can be resolved. Armed with a Greek spelling of the family surname and the name of the ancestral village, one can initiate investigations and request records in Greece. Family research there is a true odyssey, punctuated with serendipitous finds and unexpected detours.

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