About two years ago my cousin found Gregory Kontos. Both of us, who live in America were researching our Greek heritage and ran into roadblocks. We thought it was worth a try to see what Gregory could find. The fact that he is fluent in both English and Greek was a hugh benefit.
He was able to access information through sources we did not have that were in Greek and then translated them for us. It was exciting to receive emails with ship manifests attached showing the names of our Grandparents and even great grandfather upon their arrival through Elis Island. Gregory was also able to locate relatives living Athens whom we were unaware of. Our great uncle and cousins on our grandmother’s side who naturally all speak Greek. Gregory helped us in our communication by making the initial contact by phone to them, which was above what we had expected. Pictures and letters followed for our families to catch up with one another. I can’t begin to tell you how exciting this was for all. We still stay in contact by email to this day.
I highly recommend Mr. Kontos to anyone searching for Greek family past and even present. It has been a pleasure and I know if I ever take a trip to Greece I will be sure to meet Gregory Kontos to thank him personally.
~Marianne Aleck, CA