Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan
Preserving Our Past For the Future

Zapraszamy! We Welcome You

We invite you to browse the website which contains useful links to assist with your Polish research and information about the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan (PGSM).
We are based in Michigan and do our best to reach out to members who live elsewhere in the United States and Poland by communicating electronically by keeping this website updated, sending newsletters and e-mails.     
The Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan is a member of the Michigan Genealogical Council and the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  Please visit these sites by clicking on the badges which are located at the right side of the home page to learn more about each organization.
The membership meetings will begin again in March 2017, please check the calendar for details. 
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Thank you to PGSM member and Past President, Bill Krull for sending issue 21 and 25 of the News from the Nest(NFTN) for inclusion in the Members sections. We are still in need the following issues:  1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13. 
For members who receive the NFTN by email you should have already received Issue 41, which highlights Christmas Traditions in Poland, another great job by NFTN  Editor, Fred Kuplicki.
Dziękuję bardzo!
12/11/2016_revised   tk


New In Members Only Section

Log In to the Members Only Section to read additional information on this area of Poland.  This information is in addition to what is included in the Polish Eaglet  which was recently published.  Over 40 pages of
History, Descriptive Data and Maps presented by Charles Chase.  Through the Lens of Dariusz Rząska's ...62 pages of information with stunning color photographs, and  the connection of Śliwice to Michigan. 
Have you missed out on some of the News from the Nest editions? See which editions have been uploaded. 
11/17/2016  tk

Family History Center Film Lists

Two Family History Centers (FHC)  have provided PGSM with  a list of Polish and German films on indefinite loan at their locations. To view the film list click the Public Databases area, next click the category, History Centers - Microfilms.  The Midland Family History Center is located at 1700 West Sugnet Drive, Midland (corner of Sugnet Drive and Eastman Avenue) Midland, Michigan.  The Howell Michigan Family History Center, is at 1041 W Grand River Ave, Howell, Michigan. 
If you are traveling great distances it is always advisable to call to verify open hours.
09/15/2016  tk

Looking for Online Records in Poland

If your looking for online records, check out the Lost Shoebox website.
09/08/2016  tk

Need Assistance?

If you need help researching your ancestors here and/or abroad, let our trained Volunteer Research Committee (VRC) assist you. The VRC  has multiple years  of experience in a wide variety of areas. Click Research Request  complete the form and a volunteer will contact you by email.
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02/01/2016  tk

Meyer's Gazeteer Updated

Having trouble locating the villages of your immigrant ancestor in current day Poland?  The new updated Meyer Orts - Gazetteer is the place to look. 
Once you enter the location, the map with additional information is available.  The tabs across the top include Ecclesiastical, Related, Email, Feedback.  The Ecclesiastical tab lists places in the vacinity of the originial search place, included are  Catholic, Protestant, churches or parish or Jewish synagogues.   In our Links & Societies section under categories  locate the Maps/Town Locators section.  or Click Here
Check out the other links for town and maps while you are  there.!!
08/30/2016  tk


Are you searching for an obituary from circa 1820 through 2006 in Wayne County,look no further.  FamilySearch is a free website which has just posted images from the Bacon Memorial District Library collection containing  extracted information from newspaper clippings.  The obituaries are from various Wayne county newspapers, also, some biographical information may be included.  You will find a link to this information in our Links & Societies section, under the category, Obituaries and Funeral Homes Click here

08/17/2016 tk

New Addition to Public Databases