Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan
Mailing Address

Burton-Detroit Public Library/Dept W
5201 Woodward Ave
Detroit, 48202-4007 USA
Preserving Our Past For the Future

Pay only $65.00 when using a credit/debit card, and receivie the syllabus electronically.
Paying by check, follow the steps outlined in the registration process. 
Click Registration 2018 on left side of page to start the process. 
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NO Registrations after September 29th, 2018
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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. Click the links on the left side to read more about who we are and what we do. 
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A Golden Book

During the Great War, 1914-1918, Poles in Utica, N.Y. worked tirelessly in support of the war, war relief and the re-establishment of Poland as an independent nation.  Złota księga, czyli Pięć lat pracy dla Polski w Utica, N.Y. (A Golden Book, or Five years of work for Poland in Utica, N.Y.) published in 1919, celebrates these efforts and recognizes the countless people, both foreign- and native-born who contributed to them.
The University of Michigan Library recently prepared a digital version of the book and deposited it with the Hathi Trust.  The PDF is available for free on the Web via this persistent URL: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015097310463;view=1up;seq=1  The title is can also be searched on the Web as Zlota Kziega Utica.
The book has 80 pages of text and copious photos; most text is in Polish, with some in English.  Thumbnail display allows for scrolling to any of the pages.
The PDF can be downloaded for free and saved to your computer.  The process takes about 4 minutes or less depending on your computer speed.  Some personal names are searchable within the PDF but many of the group photos carry no names.  If you can identify people in the group photos please send names and page numbers to Patricia Yocum at pyocum@umich.edu for inclusion in rosters she is compiling.
The work in Utica was emblematic of Poles' efforts across the U.S. during World War I.  If you know of other cities which recorded their efforts in publications Patricia would like to hear from you. 

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Report Available

The PGSM Year End report is available for review in the Members Only Section> Secure Download> Treasurer Reports. In addition Board minutes for March & April reports have been posted:  Members Only Section> Secure Download>Minutes.

06-25-2018  tk

Breaking Bread

The release of the Breaking Bread cookbook is here!  Members of the Society and their families submitted their recipes for inclusion - family favorites that will be a treasured item for years to come!  The cookbook may be purchased on-line in the Store section of the website.  The cost is $33.00, which includes shipping and handling or for $28.00 at the general membership meetings and the October Seminar. 
Click Here to purchase cookbook.
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Research Assistance

Research assistance is available. Let the PGSM  Volunteer Research Committee assist you in locating information on your ancestors here and abroad. The Volunteers have multiple years  of experience in a wide variety of areas. Click Research Request  complete the form and a volunteer will contact you by email.
Assistance is free but Research Donations are always welcome. 
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Latest News
New Time!
The September 15th, 2018 PGSM general membership meeting time has been changed. Location is the Clinton-Macomb Public Library - South Branch. Click Clock for new time.

Upcoming Event

It is never to early to mark your calendar. October 13th, 2018 is the date of the PGSM Annual Seminar.

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