Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan
Mailing Address

Burton-Detroit Public Library/Dept W
5201 Woodward Ave
Detroit, Michigan 48202-4007 USA
Preserving Our Past For the Future

Welcome / Zapraszamy!

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 and by keeping this website updated, sending newsletters and e-mails. Click the links on the left side to read more about who we are and what we do. 
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

12/10/2018   tk

Don't Have a CD Drive?

Nowadays most new computers do not have a CD drive so in order to stay up with the times the PGSM is offering the option of ordering flash drives as well as CD's.   Go to the Store to see which items have the flash drive option. 
One of the benefits of being a PGSM member is the discount on selected items in the store. In order to receive the discount members must log in to the website.
04/03/2019  tk

Stories, Ideas, etc

Have ideas for subjects you would like to see in future publications or do you have a story to tell about your ancestors.  Send your ideas/stories to the Editorial Staff of the Polish Eaglet.
Send your email to:  editor@pgsm.org
03/30/2019  tk


To View this PDF document click in the middle of the page.
03/25/2019  tk

~The Seminar Committee is Searching High and Low for speakers~
More Hints on Speakers will be available soon.

03/21/2019  tk

Speaker Handouts

The PGSM general membership meeting held on March 16th, 2019 at the St Clair Shores District Library was well attended by those anxious to learn how to break down their genealogical brick walls.  Therese Leszcz, PGSM Director and Research Request Chairperson has provided her handouts to share with distant members and those in the area who are not able to attend meetings. She has also allowed us to share her slide presentation as well as her notes.  Thanks, Therese!!!
  Go to the Members Only section, Secure Download, and than click on the Speaker Handouts category. 

03/18/2019  tk

~The Birth Reports for January & February 1919 are now viewable in the Hamtramck Database~

03/01/2019  tk

Touring Poland

Planning your fall trip to Poland, need a  tour guide or researcher?  Check out the Web Links module on the left side of the home page, Filter by Category, choose Researchers/Tour Guides.  There are 14 organizations listed in alphabetical order. While you're in the web links area check out all the other categories. 
The PGSM provides web links for informational and educational purposes only. 

02/18/2019  tk

Looking for Poland?

PGSM is pleased to be able to offer members and non-members alike, a webinar that will assist beginnings as well as the experienced genealogist in their Polish research.
The webinar is presented with the permission of the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
What Can I Do If My Ancestors Came From Poland  presented by James Tanner.

01/31/2019  tk

Roll Out Being Delayed

The 1943 Death Record roll out from the SeekingMichigan site is being delayed as the Archives of Michigan is creating a new website for the Michigan content.  The 1943 death records will be made available at the new website.  More inform will be shared as it becomes available. 

01/21/2019  tk

Ancestral Village

Below is a link to a Google Map that was created from the 40th Annual Genealogy Seminar Attendees list of Ancestral  Villages.
Click Here to view Map

11/04/2018  tk

Research Assistance

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. 
12/26/2017 tk revised  03/20/2018 tk recycle

Latest News
The Former Partitions of Poland - April 27th, 2019
Kamila Mazurek will give a lecture on locating ancestors through gazetteers and surname distribution maps. Click Image for more details

St Lawrence Cemetery Walk- Date Confirmed
PGSM Recording Secretary, Patricia Hallman will be conducting a tour of the St Lawrence Cemetery. June 23rd, 2019 is the confirmed date for the walk. Click Image for more details.

Joint Program July 20th, 2019
The PGSM and the WSDPAHS will present a program on July 20th, 2019. Click Image/Logo for more information.

Save the Date - October 19th 2019
Speakers have been selected for the Annual Seminar. Click the image for a few hints.

Broken Link?

Contact: webmaster@pgsm.org

Currency Exchange
The current exchange rate for US dollars to Polish zloty can be found if you click here.

US Zip Codes
Need a zip code in a hurry? Click Picture.

Need Area Code Look-up?
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Kroger Rewards Program
Help the PGSM by participating in the Community Rewards Program. Click Logo to sign-up.

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