Posted By:Stavros Mihailides
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Subject:Tracing our Cypriot Ancestors--Can You Help Us :)
Post Date:November 29, 2012 at 03:34:16
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/cyprus/messages/498.html
Forum:Cyprus Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/cyprus/

Hi there everyone,

I am here with my first cousin and we are trying to find relatives and build our family tree. Our grandfather was born in Kliron. His father died and he grew up in Alexandria and came to Australian in 1890-ish.

1. can someone help us understand when the surname conventions changed in Cyrpus, and when surnames stopped being 'the father's firstname'.
2. what URL's should we go to to find births, deaths, emigration records?

We know our great grandfather's name. It was Μιχαιλίδηϛ Χάτει Χριστοδούεαν

where do we begin. cheers and look forwards to your help.

stavros and tracey