Carol Kostakos Petranek has been blogging at Spartan Roots since 2012. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and currently resides in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Carol is a specialist in Greek genealogy and is an active member of the Hellenic Genealogy Community. She is an Assistant Director of the Washington, D.C. Family History Center, a Citizen Archivist at the National Archives, and a FamilySearch volunteer. Carol started blogging to document the research process and to help others.
“Greek genealogy is challenging, yet possible.” Carol wants to share what she is learning about the Greek research process and records accessibility, and to preserve information about her family for future generations.
Some recent blog posts include
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Surname of interest from the region of Sparta include Kostakos, Aridas/Michalakakos, Papagiannakos, Eftaxias, Zarafonitis, Christakos, Zaharakis, Dimitrakakis, Iliopoulos, and Lerikos.
Happy Blogiversary, Carol!
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