Armenian orphans group together for a photo after the end of WWI in Anatolia College, which sheltered more than 2,000 orphans in Merzifon in 1918.
As a consequence of the Armenian Genocide hundred thousands of Armenian children were left orphaned, many were converted to Islam, and were given Turkish names (Photo: Tsolag Dildilian/ Trustees of Anatolia College) The reason for the extraordinary interest in these family tree reports was the claim that they contained much more information than previously available—information dating back as the early 1800s in some cases.
The person’s name, surname, parents’ names and dates of birth and death were listed.
The religious affiliation was also indicated as well as the date of conversion when the affiliation changed.
9, reports surfaced that over four million Turkish citizens had attempted to access the online government system (known as “e-Devlet”) seeking access to their family tree.
Regardless of whether the figure is accurate, it is clear that the high volume of traffic to the website at first slowed and ultimately forced the shutdown of the system, which had only recently been opened.
However, my view is simply that the exact date was not known or recorded (e.g.
This is hard to explain as anything but a clerical error. 9, reports surfaced that over 4 million Turkish citizens had attempted to access the online government system (known as “e-devlet”) seeking access to their family tree (Logo: https:// Results vary significantly and the variation would seem to be mostly correlated to the number of ancestors alive at the time the 1905 Ottoman registration system was initiated.
Since the system has reopened, it is also being reported that 8 million Turkish citizens (about 10 percent of the population) have requested the new pedigree table.
However, many questions remain regarding exactly what information is available, the implications for those with Armenian ancestry and, more broadly, all Turkish citizens today.
The system remained closed for approximately a week, during which a message on the website indicated improvements were being implemented to handle the traffic.
Now open again, a new process and daily limits have been employed to maintain the functioning of the website.