I'm looking to connect with family name of Gioros/ Gioras / Giourou from the Gjirokaster or Korce areas of Albania.
Are there anyone still living in the areas with this last name? Is is possible to get a birth certificate for a family member? I would like to acquire a birth record or certificate for Sotirios Petros Gioros in Gjirokaster, Albania. Here is the information I do have on him.
Sotirios Petros Gioros b. in Gjirokaster, Albania in
possibly 12 Apr 1899 or 23 Apr 1902 or 14 Aug 1894 I have 3 different documents from Maine, USA with different birthdates. His death certificate lists 23 Apr 1902 as his birthdate.
In America, he went by the name Samuel Peter Gioro. He married Irene Turcotte on 24 jan 1938 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He lived in Bangor, Maine arrived in 1915 in America under the name Sotirios Gioros on 14 Jul 1920 in New York.
His arrival documentation lists his destination to his father Petros Gioros in Millinocket, Maine. His departure was from the port at Patras, Greece on the ship Patris. It lists his last residence with his mother Athina Giorou in Darda, Greece.
In 1918 his WWI draft registration lists: Sam P. Gioro living in Bangor,with the birth date of 12 Apr 1899 and his nearest relative as Peter Gioro living in Millinocket, Maine.
In 1920 US Census 7 Jan 1920: Samuel Gioro,age 20, b. about 1900, Greek, immigrated 1915, Shoe worker in Shoe Shop, boarder living in home of Greek family with names of Charles and Agnes Chohones, the family has 2 young sons and also living in the home are Agnes' brothers, John and Thomas Boretos who are also listed as Greek.
1930 US Census I haven't found him. But according to his obituary he began working at the Bangor Olympia Theater in 1925 and worked there at the time of his death in 1950.
Samuel Peter Gioro (American name)
Sotirios Petros Gioros (Greek name)
died on 27 Dec. 1950. Funeral services held at the St. George's Greek Orthodox Church in Bangor, Maine. I've spoken with the priest of the church. He read me the funeral documentation from the handwriteen book of recorded funeral services. It lists in Greek cursive writing.....Sam's American and Greek names. It lists his place of birth as Gjirokaster, Epirus, Albania. It also lists he is survived by his mother Athina Gioro and a sister who both reside in Albania.(1950).
Athina's maiden name was Checkov or Checkv. She married Petros Christo Gioros.