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Discover Your Greek Roots by Typing Your Surname

A search engine is promising to identify the region of Greece one may come from by simply typing one's surname. Once the name is typed in Greek, a map of the country appears with the regions that the particular name...

PBS Show Traces Ancient Roots of 3 Greek Celebrities

An upcoming episode of "Finding Your Roots" will dig deep into the background of three famous Greeks. Tina Fey, George Stephanopoulos and David Sedaris will trace their family history with host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on the PBS show. All three celebrities...

The Greek Roots of Australian Soprano Katerini Manolatos

Katerini Manolatos' mother's family is from near Crete, her father is from Ithaca in the Ionian Islands (the home of Homer's Odysseus).  Katerini finds it very difficult to resist the call of the islands that comes to her...