Global ZOOM VI - Review
April 9, 2022

The Kytherian Society of California held its 6th Global ZOOM on April 9, 2022. Over the course of seven hours and forty minutes, we had 84 participants from all over the USA,  Australia, Greece, UK, Canada, Ireland, France and Paraguay.

Peggy Vassilou, KIPA representative,  gave a very informative update on the Wind Turbine situation. Donations are urgently needed to continue the legal fight against the installation of these colossal turbines all over our pristine island. Please consider making a donation, no matter how small, to help in this effort. 

Donations may be made via the KIPA website:

The  KSOCA wind turbine page provides links to the latest information on the wind turbine situation. Click here.

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Helen Tzortzopoulos, FMK President was en route to Kythera and therefore unable to attend. Dean Poulos read a message from Helen stating: "...the FMK signed the contract with the architect, Stephanos Tavaridis and his team, who were chosen pursuant to an open competition that we held last year for the submission of a concept of design for the museum.  This completed file, with all necessary engineering plans,  conforming to E.U. museum specifications, will then be handed to the Mayor, Mr. Charchalakis to procure funds through the E.U. or Prefecture of Attiki.   We can now, finally,  officially launch our museum  campaign!!! 
We are still waiting on the Academy of Athens to sign the Memorandum in relation to the museology study which, though agreed, has been pending for some time now.    Once this has been done, we can officially call on everyone to submit their family stories, photos, documentation etc., to our email address being set up specifically for this purpose.    The academic who will be supervising all the research and collating the data will be only too happy to take part in the presentation of our Migration Museum project.       
I think that a specific zoom meeting is probably the best way of going forward with this  project of ours where the team will be able to answer questions, hear opinions and  share ideas.  Bear in mind that our Migration Museum is the first of its kind in Greece which makes it a particularly ambitious undertaking for the FMK and we trust that everyone with some Kytherian affiliation will find the need to become a part of this venture.”

Amalia Samios & Kalie Zervos from the Kytherian Genealogy Project shared their new website: They each shared how they got started in genealogy, and the different resources they use and have collected  for their research. 

In 2011 we embarked on the largest project ever attempted for Kytherian family history; the family tree of the entire island. We are reading and translating every record we have located to date to put together this family tree of people born on the island more than 100 years ago. We anticipate there will be almost 70,000 people and 300,000 citations once it has been completed. We want the memory of these people to live on forever!

As part of our project, we are incorporating photos of as many individuals as possible. We are trying to stop their memories being lost to history. So far, we have over 1200 photos of individuals matched to their information but there are thousands more. If you have any photos of people born on the island more than 100 years ago we would love to add them to the family tree of Kythera. We do hope to publish our work once complete. The photo can be of the person at any age and taken anywhere, but the person in the photo must be born more than 100 years ago.

Their website includes a blog, family tree service information, puzzle books to purchase, and invaluable links and resources. 

An example of a blog post...

The Resources tab includes photos of the faces of Australian immigrants as they appear in documents collected from online research, the faces on tombstones, and photos of tombstones from several different cemeteries.  Under each photo, is the name of the person as it appears on his or her birth certificate, the year of birth and the names of both father and mother, including her maiden name.

A part of the page from  Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, Sydney

Amalia and Kalie demonstrated how to search for your own relatives using the and Greek Digital Archives (GAK) websites.

Greek Digital Archives (GAK) 

Amalia and Kalie have an amazing aptitude for deciphering and translating the archaic writing — often on damaged documents — from these websites. The entire Kytherian community is indebted to Amalia and Kalie for their tireless and heroic efforts, which benefit us all.

Prize Drawing

Many thanks to James Prineas for donating 3  movie streaming codes for An Island Named Desire.

Congratulations to our winners!

1. Andrea Kalokerinos Simmers
2. Tony Conomos
3. Laura Pavlou-Mudie

Many thanks to Amalia Samios & Kalie Zervos for donating Kytherian Word Puzzle & Kytherian Spot the Difference puzzle books.

1. Volume 1 of each book - Stephen Dockings
2. Volume 2 of each book - Dean Poulos

Group Photo

Following the group photo, participants enjoyed small group conversations in  breakout rooms. New people joined and others left, however, the group continued chatting until 8:40 p.m. (PDT). 

Click below to watch the first 2 hours and 17 minutes of the ZOOM.

We hope to see you all again next time!

If you would like to be incuded in the mailing for our next ZOOM, 

click here to send an email.

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