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Greek Ancestry and Genealogy Conference Offered Online

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Greek Ancestry and the Hellenic Genealogy Geek are sponsoring the second annual online conference on Greek genealogy later this month, viewable for free on YouTube.

Taking place on January 29 to 30, 2022, the conference will offer invaluable insights and techniques for those who are on the sometimes difficult path of searching for their ancestors in Greece.

The conference will be live-streamed on the Greek Ancestry YouTube channel and all sessions will be recorded and available within 24 hours after the presentation, so that anyone can review the information.

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The organizers of the conference, Greek Ancestry and the Hellenic Genealogy Geek, stress that no registration is needed to view the entire conference and take advantage of the wealth of genealogical information that will be presented in this second annual online event.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about researching their Greek ancestry and watch presentations that will cover modern Greek history and learn about that history’s impact on their ancestors’ lives.

Topics will include:

– A Keynote talk by Nicholas Gage, Greek-born American author, and investigative reporter
– Finding Your Ancestor’s Original Surname and Village of Origin
– The Greek Diaspora in Egypt
– Hellenic Genealogy Geek: New website & resources
– The German Occupation and the Holocaust in Greece
– Heroes Till the End: The Last Moments of Greek Fighters
– Life in early 20th century Greece
Adoptions: “The Eftychia Project: Search, Reunion, Advocacy and Education”
– Reconstructing Family History Using Greek Records
– Researching Greek Records in the Venetian Archives
– The Hellenic Chronicle Newspaper: Digitizing an Archive
– The Contribution of Ottoman Primary Sources to Greek Genealogical and Anthroponymic Research

Studies that will be presented include:

– Statistics Meet Genealogy
– DNA Matching Technology on MyHeritage: Where Genealogy and Genetics Meet
– Peplos: History and Genealogy
– Amykles Villages – History Project
– Family Histories of Palaio Irakleio: The Original Bavarian Colonists and their Descendants
– Ideas for Sharing Your Research

For more information on the conference on Greek ancestry and Hellenic genealogy, please contact its spokesperson, Carol Kostakos Petranek, at

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