Kefalonia Roots
 Kefalonian Roots    Genealogical Services for Kefalonia, Greece

 

     ENGLISH TRANSLATION SERVICE 

 

                                                                                                                  INTRODUCTION:                                 

 Kefalonian Roots provides an English Translation Service.  This service offers the family historian an English translation of the official Greek photocopies of Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates and of Sea Vessel information found in the Historical Archives; and certificates found in the Municipal Vital Statistics Records.

 

THE NEED FOR AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE GREEK CERTIFICATES

Due to the fact that all historical documents in the Archives are written in Katharevousa Greek and in the writing style of the “historical/political period” in which the life event occurred, it may be difficult for the family historian  to understand the photocopied certificate.  For this reason,  Kefalonian Roots offers the English Translation Service.

The translation is made of the entire document; and is typed and printed in the same format as the original Greek certificate.  Through this English translation, the researcher can precisely understand the information written on the original document, and thus, gain more precise information concerning his ancestor.  Most family historians remember, that at first, they were thrilled by possessing many historical documents referring to their ancestors; but  later, they realized that only the documents that were comprehensible had significant research value. 

Through this service, the family historian can have both the historical document, for its authenticity and sentimental value, and the English translation, for its comprehensibility. An example of an original Greek certificate and the English translation are shown below:

HOW TO ORDER AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION

       When you e-mail your Research Request state which documents you would like to have translated into English.

 
 

   

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