It is exciting to find someone with the KANTARAS name!!!! We have not a lot of info on Nick's dad James Nicholas KANTARAS. He said he was born on an island near Greece. He sometimes said he was Greek and sometimes Turk. According to his Declaration to become a citizen, he was born in Igiosthiodoros, Turkey and came to America on the ship Laconia from Naples, Italy, into New York 18 Aug 1906. We have no record of this yet. We found his fathers name Nicholas KANTARAS on Social Security record. His mothers name was Mary but was crossed out. It could be they couldn't understand him. James (Demetrios) died 1 Feb 1963 in North Platte, Nebraska. He became a citizen 7 Sept 1960. He said he was in WW I but can't find proof. I think he may have had a brother Kosta. If you have any ideas how we could find information from Greece or Turkey please let us know. I'm trying to find a map of Turkey but no luck.
Thanks so much