I would like to find out more about my maternal ancestors who lived in Eastern Thrace, possibly at Domuzdere (now known as Gumusdere) or perhaps at Buyukdere N.E, of Istanbul, Turkey, until they were forced to leave Turkey 1922-1923.
The family consisted of 6 members or more that I am not aware of, under the family name Tasakis or Anastasiadis. Family member names: Venetis (father, DoB unknown), Vassiliki (mother, DoB unknown), Alexander (son, DoB unknown), Fotini (daughter, DoB unknown), Olympia (daughter, 1911), Anastasios (son, DoB unknown). Children placed in age hierarchy, i.e. oldest to younger
After the forced evacuation, in accordance to the Lausanne Treaty (1923), the family moved possibly to Salonika port and then to Southern Peloponnese, possibly to Gythion.
I am desperately interested to find out more about the family history/background and whereabouts before they arrived in Greece from their homeland in Istanbul. For example, Venetis/Vassiliki occupation, children DoB and school attendance, about their own ancestors (parents/grandparents) and their life in general under Ottoman rule.
Can you please help me to learn more about this family? It would be really fantastic if I could finally be able to have some solid information that i could share with my own children about the life story and experiences of their paternal grandparents and great-grandparents.