I think that the site is messing a little bit up the messages and they do not appear in the right order.
In my last message I was asking at what age your mother was baptised, as you mentioned that the baptism certificate was dated on 1959.
As I also mentioned in a message yesterday, this week I am not at the office in the morning, so do not have the occasion to reach for the registry and try to ask about ways of discovering someone's ancestors.
As soon as I find this information, I'll let you know how to proceed.
As I mentioned, the name my mother assumed - Anna Kapitanaki - is not in any registry and although she used to travel with a Greek passport on which my sister and I were also it was a fake, probably a 'real fake'.
When I first started traveling to Greece on business, I was afraid I would be stopped at the airport for military service. But thta never happened. About 10 years ago I regularly came to Greece to teach and one of my students was a captain in the army and he did some research - my name appers nowhere.
Lucky you, not to be called for your military service!
May I ask if your mother was baptised as a Christian Orthodox and how old was she at 1959?
Well, since you have told me so man things about you here are someof my details.
My university degree is on French and Greek Literature, I have a DEA from Paris IV Sorbonne and a thesis to be submitted there as well, as soon as I find the grant to finalise it.
After ten years in Paris and one in Brussels I returned to Greece at 2002, based in the Cyclades islands in the beginning and since 2003 in Athens. I am recruited after a big competition that took place on 2000 as a professor of secondary education and took my first post in Syros island at the rectorate. Since then, I took several administrative posts in the ministries of Education, Interior, finally I also worked as a foreign language teacher and then again at the ministry of education. Specialised in international relations, public relations, communication, but also control of public bodies.
I am afraid that my ancestors story is not as mysterious (or maybe not?)
Oh, I see, maybe she needed it for some reason. My grandmother was born in 1909 and passed away some 20 years ago.
What you do is very interesting! As for the strategy and scenario planning, this must have been a gift you inherited from your mother!
I have some background with the Harvard Kennedy School, as I was in charge of organsing some seminars of their global portfolio in Athens and I had the chance to follow one of them, Strategic Management for Leaders of NGO's.
So you set the MBA program of the New York College! Well, I happen to work at a ministry's directorate which is responsible for all these KEME, although I am not directly involved. Isn't that amazing?
Originally I used to teach at New York College for a French state business school called ESCEM. Foutsis (the owner of NYC) and ESCEM disagreed on franchise fees with the introduction of the Euro and Foutsis asked me to create MBA programs from a Swiss institution. This is when I made a deal with IUKB to create and licence these programs for Athens, Thessaloniki, Skopje, Tirana and Prague.
Eventuelly IUKB made a deal with a private group here and I was asked to leave.
Just got back from a 3 day excursion to the Peloponnese as today it was the Annunciation and our National holiday. Also last week we had Kathari Deftera and it was a 3 day week end as well.
But Easter is coming on May 5th for us, so still have way.
When I started reading your message, I thought that you were going to do some mountain hiking and then I understood that you have a lot to do. so, it is good to have a 2 week holidays, I am sure you'll be able to catch up on.
Well, I have met some of my contacts in contribution to find out how things work, but at first sight it appears that registries for the years that interest you are not very well kept.