I am so sorry for no looking back here for so long! I was surprised to see such information and in fact, any reply at all!
My grandfather, Charalambos Giakoumis left the island in 1912. He was 16 years old when he did this. According to the Ship Manifests, he did not travel with any other family members when he left. He claimed his age was 19 and he claimed that his father was the only family member in Cyprus. On his marriage license, his mothers name is recorded as Mary Luissis whom in 1923 was no longer alive.
Looking at the manifest, the address he recorded that he was going to reside at in the USA also matched that of another person whom he may have known. This name is Francesíkou Yoannis. Perhaps they traveled together.
Charalambos Giakoumis changed his name in America to Michael and settled in the Pittsburgh Pa area. I will leave the last name out for now. He died in 1952 after having 6 children.
I would really like to know more about Cyprus, my family roots or anything else that may or may not be helpful. Pictures, letters, death dates of anyone that might help me do additional research. If you can talk to your family members about Leonarisso, that would be fantastic!
Was there any town records that survived that might be found anywhere? Was church records ever transferred to any other church? Would any cemeteries that might have my Great Grandmother or Great Grandfather information?
My Grand father raised his children Greek Orthodox. He had them baptized in a Pittsburgh Greek Orthodox Church. (this is how I found my grand fathers true name)
My grandfather departed Piraeus to come to America. Would anyone know of any information or records that has been kept in Piraeus or archived anywhere else?
I appreciate the time anyone takes to read over this information and perhaps add any additional information. Cyprus is not an easy place to find information about let alone to find anyone that will offer information as well.
Please, feel free to contact me via email directly, email@example.com
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