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    Default Searching for family member Nikos or Dimitrious Tavoularis

    Hi Mark Brogan from Newport, Wales has been searching for some time for his biological father. We now believe that he is deceased but his name was either Dimitrious or Nikos Tavoularis. He was the captain of a vessel visiting Wales in 1971. Is there any way that we can find any further information?
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    Hello Jo
    All depends if you know what Service he was in, was it the British Merchant Navy or Greek Merchant Perhaps! I have just made very quick search but no Surname of that comes up in the Archives. But if he was still at Sae after 1972 then there will not be any records for him.
    Do you have a place or date of Birth?
    Anything else will assist us to help you
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    Hi the information that we were given was that it was a small vessel docking regularly ie maybe fortnightly and under a greek flag. We need to keep in mind that these are peoples memories from 50 years ago. Many of the vessels didn't fit that description. Mark narrowed it down to the Butendiek and Anneleise K. We looked at the Newport records and the Butendiek did not have a Greek captain and captain of Annaliese not listed. We were given the name Demetrios.
    We think he was born in southern Greece. We have a DNA match 2nd cousin once removed with a Tavoularis. If it is a Tavoularis he may have come from Karea in Southern Peloponese. We don't know his age in 1971. I would guess 30. Thanks for your interest.

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    Afraid I can only guess his age in 1971. Around 30 years old. It's said that the vessel had a Greek flag. Don't know if that helps.

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    Thanks for your reply. Is there a Greek registry of seafarers that we could search or request a search. We have a multipronged approach so have searched many databases, followed up DNA matches, unfortunately many people don't reply.
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    These ancestry searches are not my thing, as we have so many great expert volunteers and I would hate to give wrong information, but have you contacted the Greek Embassy in London for advice on where to search. I had occasion once to contact a Greek Bank in London some years ago and they went above and beyond to help me, perhaps the people in the Embassy may be the same, one can only hope

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    I knew my parents and my grandparents and thatís enough for me. My own kids go a lot into deeper past history and they either tell me or they donít . I am not that inquisitive enough to stir up any skeletons that may be in the cupboard. Over the years have had people coming up to me and saying they are related , and like you Ivan as long as I donít owe them money through some long lost second cousin of a twice removed Aunty , am quite willing to talk to them socially and maybe return Xmas cards before someone falls off the perch. As said my son had his tests and is supposed to be near as damn 60% Scottish 40% English a bit of Irish and a squirt of Danish. So all things being equal suppose I am similar. However my name is John and not Johann . However think the people on the site do a marvellous job in assisting those who want other things from life. Cheers JS
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    All very well searching but you could end up with a situation not to your liking.

    A cousin of mine tried many years ago only to find out a cousin of his a generation or so back had been sentenced to death for murder.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    Thanks for your continued help. We continue to follow different leads. There is a FB page for the village of Karea where the Tavoularis family originated. We are currently waiting for a response from them. We revisited information in relation to vessels visiting Newport Docks in 1971 but nothing stood out.
    We appreciate your efforts and thank everyone who replied.

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