The following directories were published in Athens in 1928 by the Refugee Resettlement Commission (Epitropi Apokatastaseos Prosfygon) and contain a list of Ottoman Greek refugees that were expelled from their homelands in the former Ottoman Empire (today Turkey) and settled in Greece. The directories only contain the names of "the heads of rural families as well as members of families who were (according to their claims) entitled to an exchange allowance." The names of Ottoman Greek refugees who did not satisfy this criteria are not included. 

Note: The lists include Greeks from all regions of the former Ottoman Empire including Asia Minor and Eastern Thrace.

You can either view the directories online, or you can download them. Since the directories are quite large, we are providing links (see below) so you can view them online. First, find the directory based on the first letter of your ancestor's surname. In the directory, you will see the refugee's name, which region they came from, and a number. To find out where they were settled, you will need this number. Then, go to the first catalogue below, in red, titled "Catalogue of refugee numbers based on region", and you will need to search for this number to see which region they were settled in.

Catalogue of refugee numbers based on region

Surnames beginning with:

Aβ-Αν   click here
Aν-Aψ   click here
B   click here
Γα-Για   click here
Για-Γκα   click here
Γκα-Γω   click here
Δ   click here
Ε-Ζ-Η   click here
Θ-Ι   click here
Καα-Καρ   click here
Καρ-Κεσ   click here
Κεσ-Κου   click here
Κου-Κω   click here
Λ   click here
Μα-Μι   click here
Μι-Μω   click here
Ν-Ξ-Ο   click here
Πα-Παπ   click here
Παπ-Πατ   click here
Πατ-Πωσ   click here
Ρ   click here
Σα-Σι   click here
Σι-Σω   click here
Ταα-Τοπ   click here
Τοπ-Τσα   click here
Τσα-Τω   click here
Υ-Φ   click here
Χαβ-Χατ   click here
Χατ-Χω   click here
Ψ-Ω   click here


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