Greece Genealogy

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Guide to Greece ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Country Information

Greece is a country in Southeastern Europe located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is bordered by Albania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Bulgaria, and Turkey. Greece belonged to the Ottoman Empire from the fifteenth century to 1821. The official language is Greek.[1]

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Modern Greece Map

This map shows the regions and counties (Google translates as prefectures) of Greece. To see a map of the former counties of Greece, go to Greece Jurisdictions.


Counties of the Eastern
Macedonia and Thrace

Counties of Central

Counties of Western

Counties of Thessaly

Counties of Epirus Region

Counties of the Region
of the Ionian Islands

Counties of the Region
of Central Greece

Counties of
Western Greece

Counties of the
Peloponnese Region

  • Argolida
  • Arcadia
  • Corinthia
  • Laconia
  • Messinia

County Attica Region

  • North Athens
  • West Athens
  • Central Athens
  • South Athens
  • East Attica
  • West Attica
  • Islands
  • Piraeus

Countes of Crete

  • Heraklion
  • Lasithi
  • Chania
  • Rethymno

Counties of the
South Aegean Region

  • Andros
  • Kalymnos
  • Karpathos
  • Kea-Kythnos
  • Kos
  • Milos
  • Mykonos
  • Naxos
  • Paros
  • Rhodes
  • Syros
  • Thira
  • Tinos

Counties of the
North Aegean Region

  • Chios
  • Ikaria
  • Lemnos
  • Lesbos
  • Samos


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Greece," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 23 March 2016.