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This site is dedicated to the genealogical research of the ancestors of Kimon Andreou Vergara (that's me) whereby an online record can be kept and shared by the members of the extended family. Though the majority of the data on this site is of my direct ancestors, many of the collateral lines have been added as well as ancestral information of cousins, etc.

As a result of this, other family members have contributed some information to this ever growing tree where thousands of entries are available and more are added daily. A complete list of all the surnames captured here is available on a separate page of this site.

Access to this site is restricted to those who are verified family members who can be trusted with the data here. If you think you are, feel free to contact me using the contact page.

Why lock down the site? Well, except for a dozen or so entries, every single record here has been personally verified by me, using either primary or secondary sources (i.e. genealogy books by respected researchers) that are in my direct possession. If the information is on a website but, I cannot validate it, I don't use it. By locking down the site I can make sure that everything here is personally vetted by me.

Furthermore, locking down the site allows me to control who has access to the data and who doesn't. I've spent considerable amounts of money and time to compile this information and I did it for myself and my extended family. I've tried sharing it with the world on one of the open genealogy sites and saw my work get skewed and associated with the work of others who cannot tell the difference between fact and fiction.

About the heraldry

The heraldry you see on this site is NOT what you get from a "bucket shop" (those shops where you can find your "family crest"). As the College of Arms says in their FAQ:

There is no such thing as a 'coat of arms for a surname'. Many people of the same surname will often be entitled to completely different coats of arms, and many of that surname will be entitled to no coat of arms. Coats of arms belong to individuals. For any person to have a right to a coat of arms they must either have had it granted to them or be descended in the legitimate male line from a person to whom arms were granted or confirmed in the past.

The arms you see here are correctly attributed. The one on the left is mine and duly recorded in a number of heraldic registries. The one on the right is the one belonging to the Vergara line, of which I descend, as identified by the Chilean author and genealogical researcher Juan Mujica and also confirmed by the brothers Garcia Carraffa in their seminal work "El Solar Vasco Navarro".

If you're interested in reading more about the heraldry used on this site, make sure to visit these pages: