After a long time, the oldest and most important organization dealing with heraldic and genealogical studies in Greece now has a website.
The Heraldic & Genealogical Society of Greece (Εραλδική & Γενεαλογική Εταιρεία Ελλάδος) was founded in 1975 with the explicit objective to organize the research of these topics in the Hellenic region. The Society has set the high standards in Greek genealogical and heraldic research for particular area concerned.
Throughout its history, the Society has counted among its members and its Board of Directors some of the top Greek researchers, veritable celebrities in their field.
The library of the Society is truly enviable as it contains some of the most important texts ever published on the histories of Greek families or the heraldic research of particular regions. Among its collection one also finds all the volumes of the Society’s journal that have been issued since the very first one in 1979.
For anyone that is of Greek ancestry or interested in the family histories of the region, many of which go back to the height of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire.
The link to the Society’s website is: http://www.egee.gr/
(the site is entirely in Greek)
Note: The Heraldic & Genealogical Society of Greece should not be confused with the Greek Heraldry Society based in London (founded in 2009) and its good work.