Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

Photo Gallery

The PGSM 2014 Annual Seminar
...
 
The Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan participates in the 2014 Hamtramck Labor Day Parade  
...
 
The Polish Genelogical Society of Michigan Board and its members participated in the 2013 Hamtramck Parade.
 
...
 
The PGSM 2013 Annual Seminar:
...
 
 
2011 Sacred Heart of St. Mary (Greenwood) Cemetery project uncovering over 1,000 headstones.
 
...
 
 
The Polish Genelogical Society of Michigan Board and volunteers photograph Sacred Heart of St. Mary headstones.
 
...
 
 
The Polish Genelogical Society of Michigan participated at the 2014 Michigan Historical Perspective Exhibition.
 
...
 
 
Sweetest Heart of Mary Mass Mob in Detroit. Created by Kupco
On Sunday, July 13, 2014, at the twin-steepled Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4440 Russell St., at East Canfield in the east-side neighborhood where waves of Polish Catholic immigrants settled in the late 1800s a Mass Mob occurred.  The church, which seats over 1500, was filled to over-flowing.
 
Sweetest Heart of Mary plays a colorful role in Detroit history. Completed in 1893, the church has cathedral-like proportions designed in the shape of a cross and with Victorian Gothic ceilings.  Statues of Polish and other saints, and bright murals adorn the inside. Stunning in size and color are its stained glass windows, many attributed to Michigan’s first stained-glass firm, which became known as Detroit Stained Glass Works.  The church’s first pastor was the Rev. Dominic Kolasinski, a controversial, charismatic immigrant priest key to Detroit’s Polish-American history.
 
​:
 
 
Mass Mob Detroit V: More than 2,000 people were in attendance at St Albertus Polish Catholic Church in Detroit on Sunday August 10, 2014 in support of the Mass Mob movement. St Albertus is considered as the Mother Church of Detroit area Polonia, established in 1872. This video provide just a glimpse of the admiration and devotion of Polish American Catholics in the metro Detroit area. Attending mass at these Cathedral Churches, many built more than 100 years ago and seeing them filed beyond capacity leaves you in awe.
 
St. Albertus is no longer an active parish but the church remains open as a center for Polish heritage.