Through triangulation of family stories, historical research, and results of family genetic testing, we attempt to validate knowledge of family origins and position our story as part of the larger story of the Greek Christian diaspora to the United States. Each of these three approaches has strengths and limitations.
In the following sections we focus on this three-pronged approach, to mitigate the weaknesses of the individual methods. We are vigilant for intersections among the three sources of data, which imply greater possibility of validity. For example, when a family story, a genetic finding and historical fact align, we interpret this conjunction as a strong indication that we have discovered credible information about our family origin.
Greek Army Crossing River
Painting based on family stories