Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

Mailing Address

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

February 18th PGSM Webinar
"Reverse Genealogy – Locating Living Relatives"
presented by Katherine Willson.
See flyer for details.  Click here to register.

PGSM 2023 Meeting Schedule
An updated 2023 PGSM schedule 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 local genealogical news, research tips, and articles about Polish culture and traditions, published three times a year
  • A secure database that includes tutorials, databases of genealogy records, bilingual genealogy forms, and past issues of publications
  • 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 calendar of events
  • Databases of genealogy information
  • An annual all-day seminar which includes sessions on several genealogical topics 
  • Lists of various links that are useful to researchers
  • An online store
  • Research services
  • Access to some virtual meetings 

2023 WMGS Writing Contest
The Western Michigan Genealogical Society is announcing it's 2023 Writing Contest.  The contest is open to all genealogists, there is no entry fee and membership in WMGS is not required. See this flyer for more details on how to enter and prizes. Entries accepted till March 31, 2023.

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 editor@pgsm.org 



"Due to major repairs being made to our facility, many resources from the Burton Historical Collection are temporarily unavailable for staff or public use. We thank you for your patience and understanding".

"Until we can resume regular library service, please explore the online resources available from this page. They include our Digital Collections (accessible without a Detroit Public Library card) and a wide range of databases, including historical newspapers and Ancestry Library Edition (accessible with your DPL library card.)

Email inquiries will be answered as time and resources permit. Reference questions that require material that is currently inaccessible will need to be resubmitted when the collection reopens. Please check back here (Detroit Public Library site) for updates."

Click here for more details.

Latest News
February 4th PGSM Webinar
Using Szukaj w Archiwach presented by Kinga Urbańska.

February 18th PGSM Webinar
Reverse Genealogy – Locating Living Relatives presented by Katherine Willson.

2023 Genealogy Series from PAF
The Polish American Foundation of Connecticut annouces their 2023 Genealogy Series.

PGSA Offers Tours in 2023
The Polish Genealogical Society of America is offering genealogy tours in 2023 with their research and guide partners GenealogyTour and PolishOrigins.

Latest Newsletter
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Member of the Michigan Genealogical Council

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