THE RESEARCH ASSISTANT
THE NEED FOR A RESEARCH ASSISTANT
In order for a search to be made in the Historical Archives, Municipal
Records, and, for that matter, in any personal records in Greece, only the
researcher himself, or a person authorized by him, can request a search and
receive the officially stamped photocopies of the original documents. For this
reason, The Research Assistant Service is offered. Some offices require that the
research assistant have a Letter of Authorization to obtain information from the
archives or office files. This is not required in every case. For
this reason Kefalonian Roots will state on your in the assessment
of your Research Request if this letter will be necessary.
If it will be necessary for you to obtain a Letter of Authorization, the
process is described below. If you have any questions please contact us at
Questions on Letter of Authorization
AUTHORIZING A RESEARCH ASSISTANT
The following is a description of the process by which one can authorize a
1. Complete the English
and Greek Authorization letters . Using capital English (Latin) letters, type
the same information on the respective lines of each letter. The letters state
exactly the same information in both languages – refer to official stamps on
- In the blank "To whom it may concern" : I,
... type your full name,
all given names then surname.
- In the blank "Resident of the Country": type your full address
including your country.
2. Have the English and Greek print-outs Notarized.
3. Send the notarized letters which are on one form, in a large envelope,
not folding the letter, by registered mail to:
C/O Mrs. Elaine B. Vallianoy
Lixouri, Kefalonia 28200
NOTE: It is necessary to complete the authorization process only once.
Authorization will be kept on file, so that it can be used when you place
another search order at a later date.