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This group was created for researchers tracing ancestors from Greece.

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Latest Activity: Jun 2, 2016

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Looking for Tahyi's

Started by Jean Marie Tahyi. Last reply by Stacy D. Apr 14, 2011. 3 Replies

Ancestors in Lakonia

Started by Carol Kostakos Petranek Feb 3, 2010. 0 Replies

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Comment by George Koleas on August 31, 2011 at 6:27pm

Members of the Kolias, Koliopoulos family were involved in resistance to the Ottoman Empire’s occupation of their homeland as early as 1802. Our most famous ancestor, Dimitrios, Plapoutas Koliopoulos, played a very prominent role in the War for Independence. His brother Georgios, our direct line ancestor, died in the battle of Lalas.


Please share information about your family members that fought in the Greek War for Independence.


If you have information about my Kolias, Koliopoulos family, please contact me.

Comment by George Koleas on August 26, 2011 at 8:59pm
KOLIOPOULOS, KOLIA, KOLIAS Seek ancestors/parents/siblings/children of the following male line: Nikola-Kolia Koliopoulos born about 1750, Paloumba, Gortynias, Arkadias, Greece; Yoirgos Koliopoulos; born about 1770 Paloumba, Gortynias, Arkadias, Greece; Anthanasios Koliopoulos born about 1810 Paloumba, Gortynias, Arkadias, Greece; Kostas Koliopoulos born about 1812, Naziri (Eva) Messinis, Messinia, Greece; Yiorgos Koliopoulos born about 1830 Naziri (Eva) Messinis, Messinia, Greece; Kostas Koliopoulos born about 1860 Naziri (Eva) Messinis, Messinia, Greece.

KOLIOPOULOS, KOLIA, KOLIAS, PLAPOUTAS Seek ancestors/parents/siblings/wife/children of Demetrios Plapoutas Koliopoulos aka Plapoutas, born 15 May 1786 Paloumpa, Gortynias, Arkadias, Greece son of Nikola-Kolia Koliopoulos born about 1750, Paloumba, Gortynias, Arkadias, Greece.
Comment by Robin R. Cordell-Inge on August 17, 2009 at 9:46pm
Jennie Faleris_Canadian Passenger list_1865to1935.jpgLocated the Canadian Passenger list 1865-1935 for my Great Grandmother when she came over from Greece. Shows she travelled with 3 of her children on 6 June 1914 and arrived in NY, NY on 9 July 1914.
Comment by Robin R. Cordell-Inge on August 13, 2009 at 8:07pm
Oh Thomas! You should see all the information I have found now with the informaiton you got for me from transcribing that document.....
Comment by Robin R. Cordell-Inge on August 12, 2009 at 10:03pm
There has got to be more out there than me looking....
Comment by Robin R. Cordell-Inge on August 12, 2009 at 9:30pm
And we sure do appreciate it. Would know where my grandmother was from or the actual last name if not for your translations efforts... You ROCK Thomas
Comment by Thomas MacEntee on August 12, 2009 at 9:05pm
Thanks for the invite Robin! Although I don't have any Greek ancestry I am also willing to help out others in any way I can.
Comment by Robin R. Cordell-Inge on August 12, 2009 at 9:02pm
Jennie Scopis as she has been known to me and other members of the family was born in Palaiopanagi'as, Lakonias, Greece on 17 Feb 1885 (per a greek document that I have) However, her headstone that I recently received a picture of from a Find-aGrave volunteer shows 1886. It says that her father's name is George Palaiopanagia'as and that she is the spouse of Demitro Faleri, known to the grandchildren and great-grandchildren as Frank K. Faleris. They had 11 children total. Six where born in Greece and two of them remained in Greece when they migrated to America/Canada. The rest were born in Canada. I show she arrived in Detroit MI, on 6 May 1923. This information was found through a boarder crossing doc from Canada to the US 1895-1956 and a Detroit Crossing and Passenger and Crew List 1905-1957. Then on 24 May 1923, shows she resided in Canada per the boarder crossing document. I do not know when she and her husband and some of her children came here from Greece. I also dont know when she moved to St. Ignace MI. I do know that her youngest daughter was born in Colburg, Canada in 1921. I just realized that they had two children born in Baltimore Maryland in 1908 and 1909, the next 2 children were born in Hamilton and Ownend Sound Canada, then another Childn in 1918 born back in Greece. Then the last two children were born back in Canada in 1919 and 1921.

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