Carol Kostakos Petranek serves as an Assistant Director of the Washington, D.C. Family History Center where she coordinates classes, conferences, and community outreach projects. She is an active member of the Greek genealogy community and shares her knowledge by participating in Greek online associations, writing articles, and teaching at local and national conferences. Her ancestors are from several Spartan villages including Agios Ioannis and Amykles.
Her passion for Greek family history has prompted her to volunteer to preserve at-risk and historic records in Greece, beginning with digitization of marriage records at the Metropolis of Sparta. She is affiliated with FamilySearch on several initiatives, and with GreekAncestry.net on record acquisitions in Greece. Carol blogs about Greek research at SpartanRoots and Agios Ioannis, Sparta. She also writes personal and family histories, and is a volunteer at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
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Archives and Photos
Carol and Gregory
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Preparing To Digitize