Chicago Genealogical Society Tours National Hellenic Museum of Chicago

Date:   Saturday, February 4th
Times:  10:00 am
Where: National Helenic Museum of Chicago, 333 S. Halsted St., Chicago
More information: http://www.chicagogenealogy.org
Email: chgogensoc@att.net

Young Greek boys and men began arriving in Chicago in the 1840’s to escape extreme poverty and war. These were primarily seamen who became engaged in the commerce on the Great Lakes. The 2000 federal census counted over 100,000 people of Greek ancestry in the Chicago metropolitan area. Learn about the impact of Greek immigration on Chicago.

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