Posted by Joanna on April 22, 2001 at 06:20:43:
In Reply to: Searching For Nicolau Family posted by Mrs. Shirley Martin on April 21, 2001 at 08:16:40:
: My Grandfather, Constantine Nicolau, was born on Syros on 25th December, 1885, & he had two brothers, David & George. My Grandfather travelled to England when he was about fourteen, staying for two years, & changing his surname to Nicholas. He then sailed to Adelaide, Australia, where he married Eva Salloway & had seven children. Constantine's brother, George, visited the family in Australia, on his way to a life in America. Nothing is known of David. A few years ago, family was traced living in Laurion,Athens, but there the trail goes cold. The family records were destroyed when the church on Syros was bombed during World War 2. Could someone kindly assist me in my search for lost relatives?.
I'm not sure what you quite mean when you say the "trail went cold". You see, I looked up the last name "Nikolaou" (in greek the name ends with 'ou' not just 'u') on an online greek phone directory and I came up with quite afew people of that last name living in Laurio (same as Laurion. Although, actually pronounced as Lavrio). Perhaps you have already found these people (which may be the distant relatives you're after). Nevertheless, I have listed them below in both English and Greek.
[note that the phone directory gave the first name as an abbreviation so I could not tell if the person was male and female -for most of the names- so I've put down both versions (male/female). Usually a name ending with 'OU' is designated for females and for males it's 'OS' -of course depending on the name- but I believe in this case that "Nikolaou" is for both males and females.]
I found this online telephone directory on the website:
This website is dedicated to greek genealogical research and has it's own message board and other useful information and links.
Goodluck with your research.
name (last, first):NIKOLAOU, ATHANASIOS/ATHANASIA
street and number: LEIVADAROU 1
town: LAYRIO [the 'Y'='U']
phone: +30 292 23845
+30 292 60294
ΚΑΤΣΑΡΟΥ - ΣΤΡΑΒΩΝΟΣ
+30 292 60464
+30 292 60446
+30 292 26737
+30 292 23279
+30 292 22622
(tavern) +30 292 24449
+30 292 23570
NIKOLAOU, SOFIA (female)
+30 292 26982
NIKOLAOU, STYLIANOS (male)
+30 292 25723
+30 292 28133
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