Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan
Preserving Our Past For the Future

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

04/25/2017 - tk

Speaker Notes

The speaker at the PGSM membership meeting held on April 22nd at the Royal Oak Public Library was Jessica Harden from the Archives of Michigan.  Ms. Harden has allowed the PGSM to post highlights from Demystifying Michigan Court Records to our website.  Click Here
04-23-2017  tk

Incredible Images In Updated Collection

Family Search has updated their Poland, Lublin Roman Catholic Church Books, 1784-1964 database with images. You can now browse 395,682 images of records from the Archiwum Archidiecezji Częstochowskiej(Catholic Church parishes, Częstochowa).
04/12/2017  tk

Spring 2017 Eaglet

The digitial edition of the Polish Eaglet has been sent out to members who have selected this membership option.  
If you use Earthlink as your email provider you must add our address into your contact list as any incoming messages from PGSM seems to be considered spam by your system.  If you are using another email provider and have not received your digital Polish Eaglet, please contact webmaster@pgsm.org
04/09/2017  tk


Kroger Community Rewards Program

The Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan (PGSM) has been enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program for several years. The Kroger organization  will send PGSM a quarterly rebate check based upon the amount our supporters spend at Kroger.  Krogers has informed the PGSM that Members who are currently enrolled through the April 30th 2017 period are not required to re-register.   If you are having an issue with your password and/or e-mail address for Kroger, please call 1-800-KROGERS, press "5" for customer service, which will enable you to speak to a customer service representative. The PGSM account number is 25925. If you need further assistance with instructions, please send us an e-mail at treasurer@pgsm.org and the information will be sent to you.
If you are not currently enrolled and would like to participate in the Kroger Community Rewards program.  Click Here.
Thank you for your support!
04/08/2017  tk

Have You Been Here Lately!

The Archives of Michigan received over 1 million index cards from The Detroit News at the end of 2014.  The cards were scanned and have been posted on the SeekingMichigan website.  The information appears to be from the beginning of the Detroit News into the 1990s.  The cards are arranged by subject matter. Also the webpage indicated that the microfilms are not available at the Archives of Michigan, we would suggest a phone call to the Library of Michigan as they may be in possession of the film.   Library of Michigan, 702 West Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI  48915, Phone 517-373-1300 
04/05/2015 tk

Congratulations to the Winners

Through the generosity of Software MacKiev, PGSM has  2014 Family Tree Maker (FTM) editions to give to two lucky attendees at the first regular PGSM meeting of the 2017 season. The meeting will take place on March 18th,  at the Plymouth District Library, located at 223 South Main Street, Plymouth, Michigan.  Go to PGSM calendar for more detailed meeting information.
03/12/2017  tk
03/24/2017 revised
Winners of the Family Tree Maker 2014  CD's donated by Software MacKiev

      Diane Mazurek                                                               Allan Treppa

  Login to the Members Only section to read the latest edition of
News From The Nest. 
04/05/2017 tk

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.
01/28/2017  tk

Search for Vital Records in Rzeszów

Looking for records in Poland, check out the Links & Societies section of our website.  click here. 

Rzeszów is the biggest city in southeastern Poland, with a population of 187,208 in 2016.[1] It is located on both sides of the Wisłok in the heartland of the Sandomierska Valley. The city, which was granted a town charter in 1354, has been the capital of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship since 1999, and is also the seat of Rzeszów County.  Rzeszów is served by an international airport, is a member of Eurocities, and is home to a number of higher education schools and foreign consulates.


04/06/2017  tk

Family History Center Film Lists

Two Family History Centers (FHC)  have provided PGSM with  a list of Polish and German films on indefinite loan at their locations. To view the film list click the Public Databases area, next click the category, History Centers - Microfilms.  The Midland Family History Center is located at 1700 West Sugnet Drive, Midland (corner of Sugnet Drive and Eastman Avenue) Midland, Michigan.  The Howell Michigan Family History Center, is at 1041 W Grand River Ave, Howell, Michigan. 
If you are traveling great distances it is always advisable to call to verify open hours.
09/15/2016  tk

Meyer's Gazeteer Updated