Greece Genealogists

Our Greece genealogists research on location as well as online. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They are fluent in the language and can translated to English any records they find. They can search the archives and libraries in Greece, including:

  • General Archives of Greece (GAK) and local branches
    The National Historical Archives houses records collected by the Greek government relating to Greek history, culture, and people. Includes, church records, civil registrations, passports, school records, immigrations, declarations of domicile records since 1850s, pensions, marriage records, notarial company records
  • County Offices (Nomarheion)
    Each of the 53 counties in Greece has an archive containing records of the municipal archives, including military recruitments
  • District Offices (Eparheion)
    Each county is divided into districts that maintain archives
  • Municipal/Community Archives (Dimotika/Koinotika Archeia)
    Each municipality or community has its own archives under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Interior (Ypourgeion Esoterikon). Contains birth, marriage, and death records, town registers, books of municipal personnel, books of relatives of deceased, family status records (oikogeneiaki katastasis(
  • (Local) Civil Records Offices (Lixiarheion)
    House births, marriages, and deaths. The civil registry office in Athens has births, marriages, and deaths from 1859; however, the records in these offices generally begin in 1925
  • Military Archives (Stratiotika Arheia)
    Contain pensions, recruiting records that include a register of all males by year of birth

  • Diocese Archives (Iera Mitropolis)
    Greek Orthodox church records of marriages are kept in the offices of bishops (episkopi)
  • National Library of Greece
    Contains 4,500 Greek manuscripts, which is one of the greatest collections of Greek scripts in the world. Also has many chrysobulls and archives of the Greek Revolution.

Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you would like to learn how our genealogists can further your research, request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Greece include:

  • Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by local priests prior to 1925
  • Birth, marriage, and death records have been recorded by the government from 1925 to the present
  • Census records
  • Notaries kept dowry contracts (proikoa), wills (diathiki), and land transfer contracts
  • Published genealogical periodicals
  • Matriculation records
  • Tax records

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