Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan
Preserving Our Past For the Future

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News From the Nest

The September 2017 edition of the News From The Nest is available in Members Only Section.  When you've finished reading the newsletter check out the other items in the Secure Download section. Don't forget you must be logged in to access this secure area.  
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Polish American Heritage Month

Polish American Heritage Month is celebrated in October by Polish American communities and has become an annual event. . It was first celebrated in 1981 after organization by Michael Blichasz, President of the Polish American Cultural Center in Philadelphia. Originally it was celebrated in August at various gatherings, travel events, and culturally-significant locations in Pennsylvania. The Polish American Cultural Center and the Polish American Congress lobbied politicians at the state and national level to make August the month for Polish heritage. In 1984, House Joint Resolution 577 passed, making August Polish American Heritage Month. President Ronald Reagan urged all Americans to join in the celebration honoring Polish heritage in the United States. The month was changed to October in 1986 to aid participating schools in organization during the school year, and October holds significance as the month when the first Polish settlers came to Jamestown, Virginia.
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Zapraszamy! 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.     
The Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan is a member of the Michigan Genealogical Council and the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  Please visit these sites by clicking on the badges which are located at the right side of the home page to learn more about each organization.

Polskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne w Michigan Witamy i zapraszamy do przeglądania naszej strony zawierającej przydatne w poszukiwaniach ganealogicznych linki i informacje o naszym towarzystwie - Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan(PGSM). Nasza siedziba znajduje się w amerykańskim stanie Michigan. Staramy się jak najlepiej dotrzeć do naszych członków mieszkających w Stanach Zjednoczonych i w Polsce komunikując się z nimi drogą elektroniczną: uaktualniając naszą stronę internetową, wysyłając biuletyny i maile. Polskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne w Michigan jest członkiem Rady Genealogicznej stanu Michigan (Michigan Genealogical Council) i Federacji Towarzystw Genealogicznych. Aby dowiedzieć się więcej o naszych organizacjach, proszę kliknąć na symbole znajdujące się w prawej części głównej strony.
Translation provided by Magda Smolka

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Tools for Breaking Down that Brickwall

Have you reached a brick wall in your genealogy research? Do you need a little help locating an ancestor or record? Sometimes all it takes is a fresh set of eyes or a different approach at researching to start to crack that brick wall or set you on the path to finding your relative!
Maybe a PGSM volunteer researcher can help! We cannot promise we will find the person or records you seek, but we will do our best to help.
To request assistance:  Click on Research Request in the left column, then complete and submit the form. Your request will be assigned to a volunteer researcher. If needed, the researcher will contact you for more information while researching your request.. Otherwise, we will get back with you as soon as we can with the results of our research efforts.
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Thinking about Travel

Interested in traveling to your ancestral village and don't know where to start?  Look in Links & Societies under the Researchers/Tour Guides category or click here.
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Latest News
Registration Is Closed

Thank you to all who registered to attend the October 28th, 2017 Seminar. Looking forward to seeing you all.

2017 Seminar Speaker

Speaker Sophie Hodorowicz Knab, "The Ties that Bind: Connecting with our Ancestors Through Polish Customs and Traditions".

2017 Seminar Speaker

Speaker Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz, "I Found My Village! Now What?".

Dziękuję Awards

Participants of the Hamtramck Transcription Project honored at the September 16th PGSM meeting with a total of 2,142 volunteer hours. The Project is now completed with the transcribed database to be located in the Members Only section in the near future.

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