Common Challenges in Greek Genealogy Research

Gregory Kontos
Apr 12, 2024
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What are the most common challenges in Greek genealogy research and how to deal with them? Using real case study material, Gregory Kontos shares experience and tips to help you overcome your research brick walls!

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Gregory Kontos is a leader in the field of Greek genealogy. He has managed all the Greek projects run by MyHeritage, and has a long list of co-operations with genealogy companies and projects, including, among others, AncestryProGenealogists, Trac
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  1. PC
    Pauline Costianes
    1 month ago

    Hi Gregory! Fabulous presentation. I ran up against the Greek indifference to genealogical research when I went to Greece and finally got to my grandfather’s villages. I brought a copy of the genealogy as far as I’d gotten put on artists’ paper, big enough to be a scroll, in Greek. I also had a card explaining in Greek, why Greek-Americans are interested in their genealogy – how the US is British Isles majority, German next, and how there are more Italian and Polish descendants than Greeks! Once they read that, they’d go “ahhhh” like they finally got it. Luckily in 2010, the wonderful young people at the archives in one of the villages were pretty impressed with my genealogy scroll, and the fact that the village priest brought us over, and they let me copy the pages with the Kostiannis name from the old dhimitologia. There was even a cousin on my genealogy scroll who worked at the county building, and one of the people who worked there ran down and got her to come down! So cool!

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    Beverly Anderson
    2 months ago

    New and interesting info.

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    Angela Southworth
    2 months ago

    Contextualizing is heard but often overlooked so I was glad to hear it again to keep it fresh in my mind. I appreciated the phrasing examples related to reaching out to potential relatives for the first time.

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    Webinar Viewer
    2 months ago

    Interesting session – no matter what country/nationality there are always quirks to confuse one.


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