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James Prineas

Tracing your family history on Kythera

I received the email below from Kalie Zervos in July - the information in it is valuable to all Kytherians!

If you'd like to contact Kalie please send them to me and I will pass them onto her.

Kythera 23.07.04

Dear James,

I am currently on Kythera researching the Megaloconomos Family ( Caponas) and have been able to sucessful verify that this family goes back 8 generations from me.

I would like everyone to know that if they want to trace back there families they need to go up to the kastro in Hora and see Mrs Helen Coroneos. You can normally find her sitting in the entrance of the church of Mirtiditissa at the Kastro. She is so helpful and I would love her to get a special mention on the website. Her efforts along with a few others has so far resulted in the translation and transcribing of old documents and census books dating back to the Ventians into new books which helped me with my search for my Kytherian roots. I would advise the Aussie greeks who's greek is not up to sctrach (thankful I communicate quite well) to take a native or a greek speaker with them.

 If there are families who think they have links to the Megaloconomos (Caponas) Family from Potamos & Pelagia , please advise me as I have a few gaps in the Tree.

Thanks and I hope to load up my entries when I get back to Australia in October.


Kalie Zervos

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