Have you reached a “brick wall” in your genealogy research? Onsite genealogy research in Greece may just be the key to extending your Greek ancestry. We have genealogists in Greece that can help!
Challenges in Greek Genealogy Research
Family history research in Greece relies on a number of records, ranging from civil and Greek Orthodox church records to military registration, town and electoral registers, and school records. In most cases, however, Greek records are still held only onsite in archives and churches in Greece and must be accessed by a researcher there in person. If your ancestors were immigrants to the United States or another location, research must usually be conducted in the destination country first in order to identify the Greek hometown before research can proceed in country.
Our Team of Professional Genealogists Can Help
If you have Greek ancestry, our professionals can track down the town of origin for your ancestors, determine where that location is today, and identify where the records for that place are currently kept. For areas which do not have records available online or microfilm, our onsite agents can visit that location to obtain any available documents. Please note that this process can be unusually lengthy and is not always successful due to record loss and access restrictions. Success varies according to a number of factors including location and time period.
Onsite Archive Access in Greece
Our onsite genealogy researchers have access to the following archives, repositories, and libraries in Greece to help track down the records you need to extend your Greek family history:
- General Archives of Greece (GAK)
- Genika Archeia Tou Kratous
- Local Civil Records Offices (Lixiarcheion)
- Military Archives (Stratiotika)
- Diocese Archives (Ierá Mitropolis)
- Stratologiko Grafeio
- Greek Orthodox Archdiocese