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Please Note: if you are trying to find relatives or information or would like to announce a Kytherian event, please don't put it here. It belongs on the message board .
Dear Fellow Kytherians,
My husband and I are finally taking our dream vacation to Greece. We will visit Kythera one full day while on a Variety Cruise on Tuesday, Sept 27, and then we'll return on our own Friday, Sept 30- Sun. Oct 2. My grandfather, Spyridon George Stratigos, was born in Melopotamos in 1886, He and his brother John moved to the US while teens. My husband keeps geneological records for our families and is interested in additional research while we are there. We would love to meet a fellow STRATIGOS, but are also interested in general information about the island. If you have any leads, suggestions or advice, or are willing to chat for a bit while we are there, we'd love to hear from you.
Diana Stratigos Garvey
My great Grandfather Nickolas Kavazos emigrated to Australia in the early 1900's too. We have some letters and photos to and from his parents Demitrios and Kaliope. Would love to get in contact with any distant family either in Australia or abroad!
Seeking information on possible siblings of Joan Erofily Erofely Samios Mc Ewan Jones born 3 5 1926 Joan had two children a son Rob McEwan and a daughter Marea Brook (Jones). Joan passed away on 17/7/1998
I have been working on my familys genealogy and I need help to find my great grandparents My only connection is my grandmother Eleni and her brother Stavros Kontoleon They were born around 1870 A clue may be the name Panayotis Kontoleon The son of Eleni who was baptized Panagiotis and was born in 1904 in Smyrni Asia Minor This could be the name of Elenis father Panagiotis Kontoleon as is the Greek custom I will greatly appreciate any information and your help
I have been working on my familys genealogy and I need help to find my great grandparents My only connection is my grandmother Eleni and her brother Stavros Kontoleon They were born around 1870 A clue may be the name Panayotis Kontoleon The son of Eleni was baptized Panagiotis born 1904 in Smyrni Asia Minor and which could be the name of Elenis fathers name as is the Greek custom
I have been visiting Kythera-family.net for several years but I just realized the website. Great job and thank you.
i found Harry Notaras on your site I never met him but he was my greatgreat Aunt Dorettas husband I used to visit her often as a child and my mother told me she married a man from Greece So cool Would love to see pictures of him and him with her She was a special lady and i can see why he loved her
i found Harry Notaras on your site. I never met him but he was my great-great Aunt Doretta's husband! I used to visit her often as a child and my mother told me she married a man from Greece. So cool! Would love to see pictures of him and him with her. She was a special lady and i can see why he loved her.
Wanting to know about my family history. My Grandfather came to Australia when he was 14/15.
Hi . I was so excited to see a photo of the Canberra Cafe Oxford St Sydney.. My grandmother was a breakfast cook there way back in the 1940's. She loved working there.. many fond memories.
Thank you posting the photo.
A simple thank you seems inadequate for having made this web-site available around the world. My father (and sister 1928) were born in Fratsia. Grandfather was a priest--Kosmas Leontarakis-aka patir skounaki. We have kinship with Cassimatis, Trakadas family and distantly related with the Marentis family. Still actively researching my grandmother...Kalliope Petroheliou also from Fratsia. I agree with the entry from R. Tzannes. Stated quite nicelY! Thank you!
My wife Denise I have just returned from our third visit to Kythera where we were able to find close relatives we didnt know we had Our second visit we were fortunate enough to be able to take our family show them there roots This all has left a lasting impression on us all Thank you Papau
I will be going to kythera Sept 2 Sep 12 I will be staying with my family all named dapontes in kalamo and capsali Cant wait Love them all more than I can say
Demitrula Paspalas my great aunt a trained midwife in Athens brought many Kytherians into the world before she migrated to Brisbane Australia in 1923 She was a much loved personality in the Greek community of Brisbane
Seeking more information on the Samios Family including Joan Samios/McEwan/Jones born 3/5/1926. father George James Samios Mother Isabella Mitchell Steel.Isabella bn in Glasgow City George Born Kythera
I have returned for the 3rd time in 4years last time I was in Livadi for 3 months and family and friends stayed in the house I had rented They included Heather and Pete who with Andy Mullett ran the Greek Experience tours to Kithira from 1998 Sadly Andy is now unwell and unable to return to the island he loves I like many others have caught the Kithera Virus an infection of the best kind My daughter who was with me in 2012 has tasked me to find another house to rent so she her husband and my grandaughter twins now aged 2 years and 6 months can return in May June 2015 I am searching but also finding time to paint I love it here
We couldn't be more remote in our origins. But my wife and I recently spent several delightful weeks in Kythera and with Kytherians in Peiraeus and can easily understand why people from the island never let go, even after decades and generations in another continent. If such a being as an "honorary Kytherian" is permotted, we would be honoured to be included.
Any mavromatis in kythere my grand father was George theodor macro antis born kyth ere
Re the Hume Weir café :
My cousin in Canada is writing a book on the Poy family in Australia & overseas and the Hume Weir Café will get a mention as a favourite meeting place for the Poy family in Albury .
I remember going there as a school boy .
An Albury icon at the time
According to information from my cousin My greatgrandmother was born Stamatina Matina born Kritharis or Tzortzopoulos but most likely Kritharis because the grandfather and later the father of my grandmother born Maria Souris was lighthouse keeper from Karavas Stamatina married Dimitrios Souris the father of my grandmother My grandmother married my grandfather Eleftherios Kyriakidis Hiletis nickname to the year 1906 She had a sister who died young Erofili das 1920 and two brothers Panayiotis and Minas who emigrated to the United States or Australia Brothers Kritharis may be parents with me if their ancestor was indeed this lighthouse keeper named who died accidentally when he was fishing with dynamite
local boys playing football in the platia in the village of Aroniathika with the local church as the goal area ,...
This photo was found in a box in the basement of a house in Potamos. There are no details except...
This photo was a mystery until a short time ago when the details were discovered with the help of a...
This photo was found in a box in a basement of a house in Potamos.
None of the people are...
Interviewed during his visit to Australia, 2013.
August 17, 2010
103.2 HOPE - radio station
You’ve heard of PhDs in science, medicine and education but have you...
Greek cafes were the pre-cursor to the country's fast-food industry and mostly served everything but Greek food.
The once-ubiquitous "mixed...
Greek National elections - 20th September, 2015.
What a "buzz" that was.
But what an extraordinary system that operates in...
At the bazaar, Potamos, Sunday 20th September, 2015.
Left, eldest daughter, Harriet.
Centre, sister, Margot.
Right, younger daughter, Cortina.
23.09.2016 (Message Board)
A literary and documentary film event
Thursday 6 October 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm
26.08.2016 (Message Board)
Would anyone have information about renting a home on Kythira for a year or...
06.08.2016 (Message Board)
That Barbara Stathis is my mother, thanks, Tina. I am trying to find more details about Nicholas...
14.06.2016 (Message Board)
To be opened by Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Assistant Director & Senior Curator, Artbank.
Artist talk by Dean...