Welcome to the Castellorizo Genealogy Pages. This site represents many years of research by the webmaster, Allan, and by the many contributors to this site. I hope that you can find something on this site that will prove useful to your knowledge about your own family history.
Note that from April 2011 access to this website is only available by either:
Registering - To have access to information on ALL individuals and ALL photos you are required to register. On the registration page please do indicate the reason for the access (ie. "My grandmother was an Xanthis"). Without some validation for your need to register, access to information on living persons will not be available. If you wish to have full access to the database, you will need to REGISTER HERE. Approval is then granted, when appropriate, within 24 hours.
If however you just wish to casually visit prior to registering you can gain access to ALL deceased individuals information and their photos. Under the registration tag at LOGIN just type USERNAME: guest & PASSWORD: guest (lower case).
This site has been constructed utilising information compiled and obtained over many years by both the Webmaster and numerous contributors. Much of the information has been obtained from newspaper, cemetery and official records which are often open for interpretation with resultant incorrect data being listed. Additional information and corrections are always appreciated and is acknowledged by way of listing the "Source" person . Contact the webmaster if you would like your Cazzie family entered onto this website.
Numerous photographs and media items can be viewed on this website and we are always looking for additional Castellorizian photographs.
I am constantly uncovering new information and updating the pages, so check back periodically (see the What's New page for the latest updates).
Please do sign the Guestbook to acknowledge your visit - Click here.
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In Search of my Cassie Heritage - An article on the Castellorizian ancestry of Allan Cresswell complete with interviews conducted with his mother, Cynthia Pamela (nee Karasavas) and other family members. Numerous photographs are displayed, both from Greece and Australia. Consists of 15 chapters.
How to Search, Source and Supply - A detailed account on the best ways to search, source and supply information to the website - A MUST READ AND DOWNLOAD
Most Wanted - I am looking for information about these families this month. Can you help?
Who is Allan the Webmaster? - Background on the webmaster and site manager - Allan (Agapitos) Cresswell.
What's New - View the latest updates made to the site.
Castellorizo Cemetery Headstone Transcriptions - The headstones at Castellorizo Cemetery transcribed into English.
How to Add Info to the Cazzie Geni Website - The easiest ways to supply your Family History information to the Webmaster
Brazil Book - The Greeks in Brazil - Transcribed into English this book by Savas Apostolos Pitsikas details the ealy Greeks into Brazil. Many Castellorizian families are mentioned. Available for download here in pdf format - courtesy of Evan Kakulas who arranged and paid for the transcription into English.
If you have any questions, comments or would like to share research with me, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Castellorizo History - A great site directed at providing a forum to exchange information, share photographs, submit genealogical information and to connect people worldwide who have Castellorizian heritage. Please do visit this website!
Kastellorizian Assn of Victoria - A wonderful site with many items of interest including their great newsletter online.
Castellorizian Assn of WA -Newsletter - The editor is me. Hope you enjoy.
Hellenic Genealogy Website - Everything to do with Greek Genealogy and includes 105 links to other genealogy websites associated with Greece.
Australian Friends of Kastellorizo (AFK) - "The
AFK was established to help create a positive
future for Kastellorizo recognising our proud
heritage and giving something back to the island
of our forefathers."
Empire Patrol Disaster Website - The online story of the Empire Patrol Disaster where 33 Castellorizians died returning home after World War Two. This site is being updated regularly with new content from submissions by the public.
Komninos and Lola's Apartments - Click here
List of visitors by the month to the website - since Aug 2007
23 July 2009 - Latest update today with 14650 persons and 5035 families now listed on this website. An increase of over 1200 persons in one month due to the assistance and support of the Kastellorizian Association of Victoria - and there is lots more to come!! Special thanks to Evelyn Salvaris, Jasmin Verginis, Connie Gregory, Paul Gregory and all our Victorian Cazzies for making my trip to Melbourne so successful.
21 August 2009 - Latest update today with 15314 persons and 5256 families now listed on this website
10 March 2010 - Latest update today with 16876 persons and 5786 families now listed on this website.
A total of 36164 unique (different) visitors to the website up to April 2010
13 May 2010 - Latest update today with 17266 persons and 5962 families now listed on this website. Site contains 1547 media items (photos, documents, etc).
27 July 2010 - Latest update today with 18019 persons and 6239 families now listed on this website. Site contains 1728 media items (photos, documents, etc).
1 Feb 2011 -
I am visiting Sydney in March 2011 and would love to catch up with some of my contacts there to exchange info, scan photos and meet them in person. Do email me as I will be in Sydney March 4 - 17.
I am then visiting Melbourne to conduct seminars on Sat 19 and Sun 20 March. Click on here for additional details
Also click here for details of insert in Victorian Newsletter re update on site info and the Melbourne Seminar.
22 Mar 2011 - The visit to Sydney and Melbourne was a great success. Made many new contacts and came home with over 900 additional photos to upload to the website. Also hundreds of additional family names to upload to the site. The site now contains 19495 persons, 6803 families and 2005 media items (and a 1000 yet to upload). My thanks go out the Castellorizian Ladies Auxilary of Sydney, AHEPA of NSW and the Kastellorizian Association of Victoria.
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