During its meeting on 16 August 2017, in Vlahokerasia, the Committee of the Vlahokerasia Digital Museum (VDM) decided to create a new flipping book, with the incorporation of the “Male Birth Records of Vlahokerasia” in VDM. Taking into consideration the fact that VDM already included the flipping book on “the Male Records of the Municipality of Mathyrea”, it became necessary to introduce an umbrella subcategory of content under the “History-Traditions” main-menu category that would include both of these flipping books. The new subcategory, “Birth Records”, is sufficiently inclusive to cover both the existent flipping and the new flipping booκ. At the same time, it allows the Committee to include new flipping books in the future (e.g. women’s birth records)
The existent flipping book, “Male Birth Records of the Municipality of Manthyrea”, was passed on to the former President of the “Attica Vlahokerasiotes Association” to Angelos Bistolas by omogenis Spyros Evan. Petropoulos for future utilization (The records were given to Spyros Petropoulos by his uncle Louis K. Petropoulos, who was a member of the Board of the 1st Vlahokerasiotes Association in Columbus, Ohio). It covers the period 1846-1878 and contains the birth records for four village communities which were then under the jurisdiction of the Municipality of Manthyrea: Vlahokerasia, Arvanitokerasia, Zeli and Aloupohori. The Committee expresses their gratitude to Angelos for scanning and passing on these records to the V.D.M.
The “Male Birth Records of Vlahokerasia” cover a longer time-period (1837-1953) and focus exclusively on the community of Vlahokerasia. The photographing of these archives ―which after the implementation of “Kallikratis” have been transferred to Tripolis ― was done by researcher-writer Petros Sarantakis. The Committee expresses its gratitude to Petros Sarantakis, as well as to Vasiliki Lymberopoulos, an employee in the Municipal Records Department, for expediting the digitalization process. In order to facilitate navigation during the 116-year period, we have created five links on the cover page of the new flipping book. The first three links cover the period 1837-1936, the fourth link covers the second period 1937-1949, and the fifth link covers the third period 1950-1953. The three chronological periods correspond to three different records of birth, which we have merged into one flipping book.
Under the new subcategory (thematic unit), “Birth Records”, the two flipping books are posted according to alphabetic (Greek) and chronological order, with the “Male Records of Vlahokerasia” appearing first and the “Male Records of the Municipality of Manthyrea” second. At the same time, the new subcategory allows for the future inclusion of female birth records.
Nikos P. Petropoulos
VDM Committee Coordinator
11 October 2017
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