In celebration of its 40th Anniversary, the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan (PGSM) will be releasing its second Cookbook entitled, Breaking Bread. Members of the Society and their families submitted their favorite recipes - family favorites that will be a treasured item for years to come! Details to follow.
DNA and Genealogy
DNA is the storehouse for biological information and the double helix is the description of the DNA molecule. Friedrich Miescher in 1869 was the first person to isolate DNA. The molecular structure was first identified by James Watson and Francis Crick at the Cavendish Laboratory in the University of Cambridge in 1953. Join us for an exciting workshop with Richard Hill.
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 organizations.
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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
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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News From the Nest
February 2018 Issue 47 has been uploaded to the Members Only Section. You must be logged in to access this secure area.
to review the information that, Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz, one of the speakers at the 2017 PGSM Annual Seminar provided on finding your way around the new Geneteka website. After you have read her 4 page handout, click on this link
to see her in depth tutorial.
New Film List
Films from the closed Roseville Family History Center (FHC) have been moved to Bloomfield Hills FHC. A revised list of all the films and fiche at the Bloomfield center is available for review. Click Here
to view the list.
Three Strangers and the Silver Soup Tureen
Read how Roger Laske, PGSM director and editor of The Polish Eaglet assisted in uniting a 120 year old unique antique and three strangers.
Check Out the New 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.
The Wait is Almost Over!
Looking for ancestors who died in 1942. Full images of Michigan death records for 1942 will soon be available on Seeking Michigan. Watch for the update in early 2018.
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Can You Help?
The V.P./Program Chair needs an assistant to help with details involved in setting up programs and speakers for the regular PGSM Membership meetings. Duties would involve making phone calls, visiting locations to check on available meeting rooms, and arranging for payments, if necessary. The assistant would also provide support for the Annual Seminar.
Contact: Linda Bailey, firstname.lastname@example.org