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Please Note: if you are trying to find relatives or information or would like to announce a Kytherian event, please don't put it here. It belongs on the message board .
Thank you for this wonderful web site!
My paternal grandfather was born in Logothetianika about 1880. His name was Theordore Moulos. He arrived in Buffalo, New York USA in 1898 along with his brother George. I visited Kythera in 1991 and plan to visit again soon. Their father's name was Zacharias and their mother's name was Marie. I continue to search for where they were born. The family name became Lewis upon arrival in Buffalo in 1898. I do not know the history of the family name change. I did find relatives still living in Logothetianika - a great aunt named Paneotyio Kombis along with her son Kostas (my apology for spelling errors). My uncle George settled in a suburb of Buffalo, NY called East Aurora, NY. He owned a fantastic candy shop. My grandfather, Theordore, married Clara Lempesis of Gythio (who settled in Buffalo in the late 1890's). They had 4 children (Zacharias - my dad; Constantine; Katina and Angelica). All children are deceased.
I am a doctor practising in Brisbane. My father was born in Goudianika and we have a little holiday house there also. Hi! to all the horianoi!!
Congratulations on your site. I look forward to using it to keep current on my Father's island. He left there so many years ago and was never forunate to return. I however have visited and will do so again and more often. Our family is of the "Arapianous". we go back to a Ioannis and Nikos Koronaios who were reputed to have arrived from Koroni on an Arab slave ship. Their father must have been named Minas but no last name survived. Thus the "Arapo-Koronaious" paratsoukli. we still have relatives in and around Prongi. Nikos Koronaios left an settled in Molaous where that branch of the family prospered and some eventually immigrated to Chicago, Illinois. Years later my Grandfather, Polychronis asked the Molaous branch of the family to help send his oldest son, Panagiotis, to America. They agreed and my Father went to Chcago as a member of that family. My Father married a young lady from the Mani-Athina Mantakou. Because of her love of Greece and her loyalty to her husband, who died at an early age-52, we now have a vacation home in Ag. Dimitri, Messinia and are able to visit the lovely Island at our leisure. thanks to our wonderful nephew, Spiros Ramadanis, we are becoming more and more involved in the affairs of the island and enjoying it.
This site is a joy because it gives one the chance to explore the many facets of the Island throught the contributions of so many so effortlessly.
My mother, Helen Mazarick Cassimatis was born in Hora Kythera in 1901. Her father was Emanuel Mazarick, born in Hora, Kythera in 1861. Her mother as Irene Roditis who was also born in Hora Kythera in 1869.My parents were married in Vandergrift, PA in 1915. My father, John Cassimatis, was born Keramouto, Kythera in 1892. His father was a priest, Theodore, in their village. My parents lived in Vandergrift, PA until their deaths, father in 1976 and mother in 1989. Would love to hear from anyone who might have known them
I shared a grandfather with Peter Stratigos [entry 08.09.03]. Another of his many brothers went to France & we are very happy to have met up in recent years with our French cousins Jean Marie & Nicolas Stratigos
I am the eldest grandchild of Vince (Valerio) and Elene Hellen (Veneris). Papou left Pourko when he was thirteen and initially went to work with his uncle in the USA. He joined his older brother Nicholas in Australia around 1906. My Yiayia Elene was from Potamos & was the oldest sister of Syd Levonis (see reference 9.3.04). She arrived in Australia in 1921. After living & working at Hellen's Siding area in central Queensland, the family settled in Goomeri. There were seven children and also a large extended family and network of friends throughout SE Queensland. I have wonderful memories of huge extended family get-togethers and celebrations.
In October this year I'll finally be visiting Kythera and Greece for the first time - thanks to this site, I've been able to explore & add to the stories I've heard over the years. I can't wait!
Originally father was from Goudianika
Kelly (Kyriaki - named after my now deceased mother-in-law) and Tania (Antonia) named after my mother (My name is Eva Alfris-Stathakopoulos) are decendents of Theodore Alfieris. I would like them to be proud of their heritage and to be able to know a bit about what life was like for their grandparents. If there are any people who were neighbours or friends of the Zaglanakis's or Alfieris's, please let us know of any little stories that can help put a picture together. I am from Kalamata and have had the pleasure of meeting Manuel Aroney whilst in Greece.
Yiasas ke hara sas.
My FATHER'S NAME WAS HARRY FARDOULIS.I WOOD APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION.
My Mother's parents were Kytherian.
Family names: Cassimatis, Venardos, Mazerakis. After WW2 moved to USA. I'm a metals artist.
My father Syd Levonis was born the seventh and youngest child of Dennis Levonis and Meta Bavaes in 1911. He emigrated to Australia when a teenager to join his brothers and sisters. He still has clear memories of life on Kythera. Some of the extended family names are Cassamatis, Corones , Carides?. Menas Levonis was a priest in the church in Potamos.
Great to have such a site
born in karavas
I am a first Generation Greek/American who's father was born on Kythera, in the village of Diakopoulianika. I would like to know if there are other Diakopoulos's that I can contact.
My mother, Marouli Vlahogenis, is one of 7 children of Margarita and Andreas Vlahogenis who was born and raised in Kythera. She arrived in Australia in 1963 to join her siblings, Vassilis, Kosta and Ourania.
Betina and Babis Mavrommatis from Pitsinades send warm greetings to all those they have met during their visits to Australia and USA. They also express their thanks to the creators of the Kythera-family.net for their great contribution to strengthen the relationships among the Kytherians of the diaspora.
My mother born Stavroula Theodorakakis (Cordato)joined her brothers Kerry and John in Hillston,Australia in 1947.My Grandfather Dennis came to Australia in 1903 till 1911 and again 1923 till 1926. My Grandmother was Maria Mazaraki.
Thanks to "Kythiraiki Idea" paper, I discovered today the "Kythera-family.net" . Born in Pitsinades, Kythera I left the island at the age of 18. I'm a primary school teacher lived and taught for years in Athens , Uk, and California, USA. I have met numbers of Kytherians in Diaspora, and felt their warm feelings for Kythera. Congratulations to the organizers of this site that gives the opportunity for communication, learning and sharing thoughts for our beloved Kythera.
Looking forward to meet many of you at the "Institute of Kythiraismos" conference this year in Kythera.
Regards, Yiannis Mavrommatis
WHAT A FIND!! STILL TRYING TO TAKE IN ALL THE INFO GET BACK TO YOU SOON.
My father's anme was Theodore Mavromattes who was born in Pitsinades in 1921 and came to Ausralia in 1937. His father's name was Ilias Mavromattes (Liako) and His mother was Kiriakoula Komino (Skouzes) from Dourianika. Petros Kominos who is featured in the photography section was her brother. I believe that we are also related to Spiridon Mavromatis from Perth.
Teacher, journalist, poet and author, Sydney NSW Australia
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