Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

Mailing Address

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


Saturday, October 19, 2024
PGSM 2024 Annual Seminar 
Includes live presentations with Q&A, a syllabus, and door prizes!
Open to the public.  
Available as a virtual meeting or in-person
with continental breakfast and Polish lunch.
Speakers and Presentations:
Michelle Chubenko
“Building Your Eastern European Ancestral Village” and
“Discover Your Immigrant Origins”
Alex Tolksdorf
“How to Engage Family in Genealogy Research”
You can view the seminar flyer, or information on registering by mail.
Click here to purchase either the virtual or in-person seminar option.

PGSM 2024 Meeting Schedule
An updated 2024 PGSM schedule as of March 1st is now available!
Reserve these dates on your calendar. Click here for more details.

Become a Member of PGSM!



  • The Polish Eaglet, a journal which contains in-depth articles about Polish genealogy, research techniques, and family histories, published three times a year
  • News from the Nest, a newsletter which includes genealogical news, research tips, and other related articles, published three times a year
  • Access and emailed invitations to all virtual meetings, which feature a variety of genealogical topics and are presented by local, national, and international experts
  • Emailed invitation to the annual seminar 
  • A secure database that includes tutorials, databases of genealogy records, bilingual genealogy forms, and past issues of publications
  • Research services 



  • Access to some virtual meetings
  • An annual seminar which includes sessions on genealogical topics 
  • A calendar of events
  • Databases of genealogy information
  • Lists of various links that are useful to researchers
  • An online store

PGSM Old Photo Collection
The following link will take you to recently scanned photos given to PGSM.
The photos include images from a great destruction due to a fire or storm, houses, blocks, and country settings, wedding parties and the newly married couples, boys and girls making their first communion, class photos, etc.
Take a look and see if you can help identify any of the people or provide any information on any of the photos! 

Gift-Giving Idea!
Need a great gift idea? What about a gift membership to PGSM? Memberships are $25.00 per year with electronic copies of the Polish Eaglet or $35.00 with hard copies. To purchase a gift membership, go to “Join/Renew,” print the membership application, fill it in with the recipient’s information, write “Gift” on it, and mail it with your check to PGSM, P.O. Box 85987, Westland, MI 48185-6087. PGSM will mail a gift certificate to the recipient. 


Stories and Ideas
Do you have ideas for subjects you would like to see in future publications? Do you have a story to tell about your ancestors or another genealogical topic? Please email your ideas and stories to the editorial staff of the Polish Eaglet at pgsm.eagleteditor@gmail.com. 


Latest News
PGSM 2024 Schedule
An updated PGSM 2024 meeting schedule is now available!

Latest Newsletter
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Kroger Rewards Program
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