Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

Mailing Address

PO Box 85987
Westland, MI 48185-6087 USA
Preserving Our Past For the Future


Have you moved, are there changes in your contact information?  Send updated data to the membership committee at membership@pgsm.org

08/24/2020  tk

Changes to PGSM Communications

Because of the seriousiness of the Corona virus pandemic effecting the world, the PGSM hopes that everyone is following the directives issued by the federal, state, and local governments.  Michigan is under a statewide stay-at-home order to combat the virus outbreak with many businesses being shut-down unless they are considered "critical".  With that being said, the PGSM can not receive any mail as the Burton-Detroit Public Library is shut down until further notice.  So that members can still communicate with the Society we have opened a post office box.  The new address for the PGSM is listed on the homepage of the website at the bottom on the left hand side. If you wish to become a new member or renew your membership, that may still be accomplished by using the payment module (Join/Renew) on the website.  Payments can be may with a charge/debit card or a PayPal account.  A Paypal account is not necessary to complete the payment process.  Once you choose the membership plan  click "Buy Now".  The next image you will see is new dialog box.  Click "Pay by Debit or Credit Card" or if you want to use your PayPal account click "Log In".  If you have chosen to pay by debit or credit card, the dialog box will say, "PayPal Guest Checkout", enter your card information and click "pay now".  That's all there is too it.  Any questions or concerns can be directed to the webmaster.
The members of the PGSM Board of directors are working on solutions to stay in touch with members on a regular basis in lieu of in-person meetings.  Check back to the website and check your emails for updates.
Please stay safe and healthy during these difficult times.

04/18/2020  tk

Stories, Ideas, etc

Have ideas for subjects you would like to see in future publications or do you have a story to tell about your ancestors.  Send your ideas/stories to the Editorial Staff of the Polish Eaglet.
Send your email to:  editor@pgsm.org
04/22/2020  tk 03/08/2021


2018 Polish Eaglet editions have been added to the Members Only Section
03/06/2021  tk


Polish Headstone Words

Need assistance reading the Polish words on headstones. Valerie Koselka, PGSM member and President has put together a list of useful words and phrases that you will see on headstones.  This list is located in our Public Databases under General, Click Here
03/06/2021  tk

Check Out the Database

Hamtramck Death & Birth Database is available in the Members Only Section.
You must login with your User ID and password to view this database. 
12/25/2017  tk 01/01/2018- 03/06/2021


Caro Area District Library

Have any Polish family that lived in the Tuscola County area, check out the digital collection from the Tuscola County Advertiser from 1868 - 1942 and the Caro High School yearbooks from 1922 - 2006.  Click here
02/10/2016  tk


Polish Eaglet Articles

At times we get requests for copies of articles from the PGSM Polish Eaglet.  I would like to make everyone aware that the PGSM policy does not allow for the purchase of invididual copies of articles. The Polish Eaglet is available on Flash Drive which contains all issues from 1981 through 2014, including a Title Index, a U.S. Locality Index, a Polish Parishes Index, a Family History & Biography Index, a Canadian Locality Index, and a Miscellaneous Article Index. The cost of the Flash Drive is $27.00 for PGSM member and $37.00 for non-members, these prices include shipping and handling.  It's very easy to order your Flahs Drive visit our "Store" which is located on the left hand side of this page.  Simply click add to cart and complete the purchase process.  Than sit back and wait for the Flash Drive to hit your mailbox. Also, if you are not a member of the PGSM consider joining the Society. 
10/10/2015 tk - 03/09/2021

Latest News
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City reopening.
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City will reopen Tuesday, July 6th.

Upcoming Meeting
Advanced Polish Research

Saturday, June 19 - 2:00pm June Meeting - (Webinar)

Presenter Jason Kruski specializes in Polish-American genealogical research. Mr Kruski will highlight ways to find villages or origin and show how to use that information to extend the family tree backward in Poland.

Special Event
Don't miss registering for the July 9th and July 10th Barbara J. Brown Family History Seminar! Featured speaker will be "The Legal Genealogist" Judy G. Russell. She is a genealogist with a law degree. She writes, teaches and lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing.

Member Benefit
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Have a person that is hard to buy for? How about a Gift Membership to PGSM? For only $30, you will be giving a meaningful gift that lasts a full year. Download a Membership Application, fill it in with the recipient's information and write GIFT on it, mail with your check to our mail address. PGSM will mail a Gift Certificate to your favorite person.

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