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submitted by George Poulos on 04.12.2004

Web pages providing geneaology research aids - with a focus on North America.

The Jan-Feb 2004 edition of Odyssey magazine*, includes an article on Family Trees with Greek roots, on pp. 60-62.

The article, written by Tania Kollias has a largely American and Canadian focus, but contains a good directory of helpful web-sites for Greeks atempting to discover their roots.

the web

Research helpers


http://www.daddezio.com/grekgen.html -
Greek genealogy homepage. The first name translator ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 10.11.2004

Population statistics - Kythera, 1545-1863

Table 1: [[picture:"Population Statistics - Kythera, 1545-1863.jpg" ID:5338]]

From,

George N. Leontsinis The Island of Kythera: A Social History (1700-1863).




Population changes on Kythera.

Chapter 38, of Peter Vanges, Kythera. A History.. Kytherian Association of Australia. 1993.


Kythera was subject to foreign occupation throughout history. Each of these occupiers effected ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 18.10.2004

Cinema Research 9: Appendix 9: Informal results of a survey to determine what Greek-Australians considered were the Greek Landmarks in New South Wales.

During the 1990's KEVIN CORK undertook extensive research into cinema's in Australia.

Tragically, he died before completing his work, but most of the chapters of his Thesis, were completed.

His wife and children have kindly given permission for his work to be reproduced.

Most Australian's would be unaware of the degree to which Greeks, and particularly Kytherian Greeks dominated cinema ownership in Australia - especially in New South Wales.

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submitted by George Poulos on 28.10.2004

Cinema Research 11: Appendix 11: Harry Aliferis, and the Hellenic Talkies Coy Australasia.

[[picture:"Aliferis, Harry Bondi Junction Butcher Shop.jpg" ID:5295]]
Harry Alferis in his butcher's shop, 425 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction.

APPENDIX 11

HARRY ALIFERIS
(and the Hellenic Talkies Coy Australasia)
GREEK EXHIBITOR TO GREEK-AUSTRALIANS
.

This page is presented purely as a record of one Greek man's attempt to provide Greek dialogue films for his compatriots in the days before television and before the mainstream ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 18.10.2004

Cinema Research 10: Appendix 10: Cinemas operated at various times between 1915 & 1963 by Greek-Australian Exhibitors in the State of New South Wales.

During the 1990's KEVIN CORK undertook extensive research into cinema's in Australia.

Tragically, he died before completing his work, but most of the chapters of his Thesis, were completed.

His wife and children have kindly given permission for his work to be reproduced.

Most Australian's would be unaware of the degree to which Greeks, and particularly Kytherian Greeks dominated cinema ownership in Australia - especially in New South Wales.

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submitted by George Poulos on 04.11.2004

Cinema Research 8: Appendix 8: Number of Years Involved with Cinema Exhibition.

During the 1990's KEVIN CORK undertook extensive research into cinema's in Australia.

Tragically, he died before completing his work, but most of the chapters of his Thesis, were completed.

His wife and children have kindly given permission for his work to be reproduced.

Most Australian's would be unaware of the degree to which Greeks, and particularly Kytherian Greeks dominated cinema ownership in Australia - especially in New South Wales.

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submitted by George Poulos on 18.10.2004

Cinema Research 7: Appendix 7: How the Greek Australian Cinema Exhibitors saw themselves.

During the 1990's KEVIN CORK undertook extensive research into cinema's in Australia.

Tragically, he died before completing his work, but most of the chapters of his Thesis, were completed.

His wife and children have kindly given permission for his work to be reproduced.

Most Australian's would be unaware of the degree to which Greeks, and particularly Kytherian Greeks dominated cinema ownership in Australia - especially in New South Wales.

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submitted by George Poulos on 18.10.2004

Cinema Research 6: Appendix 6: Greek-Australian Cinema Exhibitors - Their degree of (social) involvement within their towns.

During the 1990's KEVIN CORK undertook extensive research into cinema's in Australia.

Tragically, he died before completing his work, but most of the chapters of his Thesis, were completed.

His wife and children have kindly given permission for his work to be reproduced.

Most Australian's would be unaware of the degree to which Greeks, and particularly Kytherian Greeks dominated cinema ownership in Australia - especially in New South Wales.

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submitted by George Poulos on 17.10.2004

Cinema Research 5: Appendix 5: Naturalisation Information, including Naturalisation Certificate Number, of Greek Cinema

During the 1990's KEVIN CORK undertook extensive research into cinema's in Australia.

Tragically, he died before completing his work, but most of the chapters of his Thesis, were completed.

His wife and children have kindly given permission for his work to be reproduced.

Most Australian's would be unaware of the degree to which Greeks, and particularly Kytherian Greeks dominated cinema ownership in Australia - especially in New South Wales.

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submitted by George Poulos on 17.10.2004

Cinema Research 4: Appendix 4: Level of English Language skills at time of arrival of those Greeks who became Cinema Exhibitors in New South Wales.

During the 1990's KEVIN CORK undertook extensive research into cinema's in Australia.

Tragically, he died before completing his work, but most of the chapters of his Thesis, were completed.

His wife and children have kindly given permission for his work to be reproduced.

Most Australian's would be unaware of the degree to which Greeks, and particularly Kytherian Greeks dominated cinema ownership in Australia - especially in New South Wales.

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submitted by George Poulos on 17.10.2004

Cinema Research 3: Appendix 3: Age at which Greek-Australian Exhibitors arrived in Australia.

During the 1990's KEVIN CORK undertook extensive research into cinema's in Australia.

Tragically, he died before completing his work, but most of the chapters of his Thesis, were completed.

His wife and children have kindly given permission for his work to be reproduced.

Most Australian's would be unaware of the degree to which Greeks, and particularly Kytherian Greeks dominated cinema ownership in Australia - especially in New South Wales.

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submitted by George Poulos on 17.10.2004

Cinema Research 1 : Appendix 1: NSW GREEK-AUSTRALIAN CINEMA EXHIBITORS known to have existed in the years before television reached country areas in c1962/63.

During the 1990's KEVIN CORK undertook extensive research into cinema's in Australia.

Tragically, he died before completing his work, but most of the chapters of his Thesis, were completed.

His wife and children have kindly given permission for his work to be reproduced.

Most Australian's would be unaware of the degree to which Greeks, and particularly Kytherian Greeks dominated cinema ownership in Australia - especially in New South Wales.

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submitted by George Poulos on 05.10.2004

RMIT. School of International and Community Studies. Australian-Greek Resource and Learning Centre.

An excellent resource unit for Greek-Australian research.

Entry into the web-site at:

http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse/Our%20Organisation%2FFaculties%2FEducation,%20Language%20and%20Community%20Services%2FDepartments%2FInternational%20and%20Community%20Studies%2FResearch%2FGreek%20Centre%2FEducational%20Resource%20Unit/

Educational Resource Unit

Library

The Centre maintains a library with more than 4000 Greek volumes supplemented ...

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submitted by Matina Kasimatis on 20.09.2004

The Kasimatis Family-The Kastrisios Branch

Krysa 1903-1980
Elenie 1908
Argyroula 1910
Theodoros (Theo) 1913
Krysa, Elenie, Argyroula and Theo, the four children of Triandafillia and Georgios Kastrisios (sister of Georgios Grigoriou) were born in Kythera.
Krysa married Stratos Kassimatis (d. 1980) they had five children: Stamatina, Athanasis, Theodoros, Triandafillia and Elenie. Athanasis, Theodoros and Elenie reside in Sydney.
Elenie married Haralambos Efthimiou (d. 1986). They had two sons : Apostolos ...

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submitted by Matina Kasimatis on 20.09.2004

The Kasimatis Family-Casimaty Old Persons Home

Casimaty Old Persons Home (Kasimateion Gerokomeio)
The Old Persons Home on Kythera was conceptualised by the Casimaty family. Grandfather George left a will bequeathing a property on the island for this specific purpose. The will was unsigned, but after his death his sons, Gregory, Anthony and Basil and his daughter Elenie respected their fathers wishes and in 1962 donated the property plus basic funds for the construction of the home and a house in Athens.
The idea was initially alien ...

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submitted by Matina Kasimatis on 15.09.2004

The Kasimatis Family-The Casimaty cousins

Isidoros (Syd) 1908-1976
Kostas (Con) 1910-1992
Grigorios (Gregory) 1914
Timotheos 1918-1995
The four sons of Kosma Kasimatis (brother of Georgios Grigoriou) were all born on Kythera.
Kosma and brother Ioannis had been to Queensland before Gregory was born. Kosma’s stay was brief as he missed his wife and children in Greece.
Ioannis stayed on, buying property and establishing a business before returning home.
Kosma’s four sons emigrated separately ...

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submitted by Matina Kasimatis on 15.09.2004

The Kasimatis Family-The Haros Connection

The Haros Connection
Katina 1911-1979
George 1912
Arthur 1913-1996
Spiro 1915-1922
Manty 1916
Peter 1917
Elly 1920
Kleo 1924-1982
Close family ties were forged between the Casimaty and Haros families by the marriages of Katina to Gregory and Manty to Anthony Casimaty.
The Haros family reunion saw the arrival of George in 1930 and Peter in 1937.
George worked at the Casimaty Bros fish shop until he established the “Green ...

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submitted by Matina Kasimatis on 15.09.2004

The Kasimatis Family-Vasilios Georgiou Kasimatis

Vasilios Georgiou Kasimatis (Basil George Casimaty)
1903-1962 Café proprietor, fish merchant, fruiterer, property owner and farmer, was born on the 2nd of February 1903 at Kythera, Greece, third son of Georgios Grigoriou Kasimatis.
Basil was educated to primary school level.
He arrived in Australia in 1922 to join his two brothers Gregory and Anthony as a partner in their fish shop and restaurant.
In 1929 he returned to Greece to look after his ageing parents. While ...

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submitted by Matina Kasimatis on 30.07.2004

The Kasimatis Family-Antonios Grigoriou Kasimatis

Antonios Grigoriou Kasimatis (Anthony Grigoriou Casimaty) 1897-1977
Fish merchant, farmer and property owner was born on March 15th 1897 on the island of Kythera, Greece, the second son of Georgios Grigoriou Kasimatis.
He was educated to primary school level only, leaving Kythera for Australia at the age of 14.
Arriving in Australia in 1911 he worked at cafes in Brisbane for a year and then in Sydney for a further two years. In 1915 he sailed to Hobart to join his brother Gregory ...

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submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 12.05.2005

Australians on Kythera 1945

For the record, in early 1945 the British identified 76 Australian citizens (aka British Subjects) and their families marooned on Kythera. Numbers were greater than this, but these were the ones who requested assistance with remittance of funds tied up in Australia:
(Ref National Archives document A1066 – IC45/20/1/1/23)

Alfris, Con Emmanuel, landed Aust 1921, returned Kythera 1938. +1 dependant.
Aroney, Mrs, wife of Emmanuel Dimitri of Barraba. +2 sons.
Aroney, ...