Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

Mailing Address

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

March 20th Zoom Webinar

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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

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

Looking for Poland?

PGSM is pleased to be able to offer members and non-members alike, a webinar that will assist beginnings as well as the experienced genealogist in their Polish research.
The webinar is presented with the permission of the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
What Can I Do If My Ancestors Came From Poland  presented by James Tanner.

01/31/2019 - 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


Latest News
Mark Your Calendar!

Dr. Marta Cieślak presents, "Transatlantic Lives of Polish Women at the Turn of the 20th Century". Go to Calendar for more detail.

Member Benefit
February Newsletter is available. Click Image

Gift Giving Idea!!!

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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