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Andy Jendrzejewski


Greek Index

Halkiopoulos
in Cephalonia:


Kefalonian Background

Fact and Myth

Family History Library records

On the Halkiopoulos Name

Historical References in Literature



Logaras Family History:

Background on Samos Island
Coming

The Logaras Family
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The Logaras Family
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Samos to Alexandria
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Egypt:

Background
Coming

Marriage of Andreas and Katerina
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The Children of Andreas and Katerina
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Harry Halkiopoulos
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Virginia (Halkiopoulou) Dolce
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Julia (Halkiopoulou) Jendrzejewski
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Halkiopoulos Households

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My Other Pages:

My Polish Family

My Visual Work

Order of the
Armadillos





Andy Jendrzejewski

Introduction

Hi! I'm Andy Jendrzejewski. Welcome to the story about the Greek side of my family. I have been tracing the Halkiopoulos family from the Ionian Islands, west of the Greek mainland, to Thira and Crete in the Aegean Sea and the Logaras and Limberis families on Samos Island off the coast of Turkey. These families have spread to Egypt, South Africa, Australia and The United States. My research has lead me to consider the history of these regions rather closely in some respects in order to discover clues to these families' histories. Greek research is very difficult in Greece itself and relatively undeveloped when compared to the genealogies and histories of other European countries. This is, of course, the result of many countries, especially the Venetians and the Ottomans, occupying most of Greece since the fall of Byzantium 1000 years ago. Greece has just left the dark ages, in many ways, just over the last century or two. All this plus there is the language barrier for English speaking people like me to overcome, with different alphabet and all. Learning some Greek, and delving into indexes of Greek books, Greek libraries and Greek websites, with Greek fonts and Greek decoders on my computer have led to interesting information, at least, if not the answers top many questions I have about my family history. The more I find, the more fascinating it gets.

On these pages of my families, I have tried to weave the relevant highlights of general history for the various localities in order to gain perspective about the people that I am trying to describe. Enjoy them and please feel free to send me comments, criticisms and suggestions that will help me to create a sharper, more accurate and more interesting study. This work has already excited other members in the family, who now share their knowledge and impessions of our common history. My email address is at the bottom of all my pages.



Copyright: This information is presented only for genealogical purposes and may not be copied in any form without written permission by the author.


How to contact me:

Andrew Jendrzejewski
Ajend2@charter.net