Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

Mailing Address

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

PGSM 44th Annual Seminar
Registration is extended till October 10th!
The PGSM 44th Annual Seminar will be held on October 15, 2022.
Click here for details on planned speakers and presentations,
and here to register. This seminar is open to the public.

PGSM 2022 Virtual Meeting Schedule
The 2022 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 

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
PGSM Seminar Registration is Open!
Registration for the PGSM 44th Annual Seminar is open! Click "Read More" to register.

November 19, 2022 PGSM Webinar
Speaker Ɓukasz Podlaszewski will present on Polish Emigration at the turn of the century. Held jointly with the Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast. Registration details will be available later. Open to the public.

Latest Newsletter
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Member of the Michigan Genealogical Council

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