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Introduction to
Hellenic Genealogy

by Mary Papoutsy--a comprehensive guide to
researching Greek ancestry

Current & Recent

Symbols of Folk-Architecture of the Island Lesvos: Residential Chimneys--by Makis Axiotis, with translation and introduction by Mary Papoutsy

Tax Returns in Greece by End of June 2016--by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq.

Metropolis of Boston 30th Annual Ministry Awards 2016

German Parliament Recognizes Armenian Genocide on 02 June 2016

Turkey Tries to Retake Patriarchate Lands

Validating a Foreign Court Decision in Greece--by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq., Attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece, LL.M.

If No Will in Greece, Who Gets What?--by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq., Attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece, LL.M.

How to Go About Buying a Plot in Greece-by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq., Attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece, LL.M.

Oregon and New Hampshire Cemeteries Offer Searchable Databases for Researchers, Include Greek Surnames--by Mary Papoutsy

Viewpoint: 2015 "Honor to the Greek Teacher" Event--by Catherine Tsounis

Keeping Yiayia (Grandmother) at Home--by Mary Papoutsy

Inheriting in Greece--by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq.

Market Basket Drama: A Greek Tragedy--by Christos Papoutsy

The Archives of Vatoussa: 1733-1912--A 'Titanic' Work by Christos Stavrakoglou

Assistive Technologies for Elder Care--by Dr. Lundy Lewis of Southern New Hampshire University-Christos and Mary Papoutsy Distinguished Chair in Ethics and Social Responsibility

Wheat of Life: Remembering Lost Loved Ones--by Mary Papoutsy

Free lectures on Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Now Being Scheduled

Where Did The Fifteen Trillion Dollars Go? (Originally posted 2002; updated 2009)

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World War II Hero Honored by AHEPA Chapter

Ecumenical Patriarch and Primates of the Orthodox Church Ready to Begin Deliberations of the Holy and Great Council in Crete

Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium Calls for Unity Against Terrorism

Archbishop Demetrios' 10 Suggestions for Lent 2016

The John C. Rouman Classical Lecture Series at the University of New Hampshire Announces a U.S. Lecture Tour by Dr. Ioannis Kourtzellis of Mytilene, Greece. Click here to view and download tour brochure.

Connecticut Professor Seeks Family Stories of Asia Minor Refugees for Long-Term Research Project--Feb 2016

Zumba Party Charity Fundraiser Hosted by DOP in Piscataway, NJ on 11 December 2015

ISIS Burn Assyrian Woman, 80, in North Iraq

Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Sweden

Rally to Be Held in Support of Indicted Assyrian Attorney in Chicago

Documentary Film on Assyrian Genocide Shown in Sweden--by Bar Daisan (Assyrian International News Agency)

Assyrians Call on Turkey's President to Recognize Armenian Genocide

Dr. Eve Katsoulakis Inducted in NY Methodist Hospital Healer's Hall of Fame--by Catherine Tsounis

Greek Institute of Cambridge Announces Lecture by Author Christos Papoutsy: "Ola gia ta paideia--Everything for the Children"

Harvard Library Acquires Stavrakoglou Book and Vatoussan Periodical

New Book Authored by Papoutsy: Everything for the Children. . . At the Expense of Whom?

Dance of Zalongo History Revealed in New Book by Christos Papoutsy. Click here for small JPEG flyer (110KB--set printer to "landscape" format). For full-size flyer (PDF 5.3MB), click here.

Click Here to Browse a Collection of Downloadable Greek Recordings of 78-Records from the 40s, 50s, & 60s

The Root Cause of the Corrupt Stock Market and Flow of Capital. The Invisible Hand [doc file]

Upcoming Events

St. Methodios Faith & Heritage Ctr Open House. Contoocook, NH.
Celebration of the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross. Blessing of the Waters and Diving for the Cross, Family Barbeque, Dedication and Blessing of New Cabins, Alpha Omega Soccer Field, Open-Air Pavilion. Free parking. Saturday 17 September 2016.

16th Annual Metropolis of Boston Golf Classic. Andover Country Club, Andover, MA. Afternoon Tournament beginning with lunch and ending with dinner. Sixteenth Annual For the Children event. For more information visit the URL Monday 26 September 2016.

Lecture by Dr. Richard Hunter, Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge University, UK. Event location: University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire. Hosted by the John C. Rouman Classical Lecture Series at the University of New Hampshire, the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), and the Department of Classics, Humanities, and Italian at UNH. Lecture free and open to the public. Additional details to be announced. 7:30pm Wednesday 5 October 2016.

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