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

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

News From The Nest
~~February 2019 Issue Available in Members ONLY section~~
02/14/2019  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

Do Not Forget!

Proszę, nie zapomnij Kopia zapasowa danych/Please do not forget to backup your data.
Backing up your genealogy information is a good habit to get into at the beginning of each month.    Don't put it off!
10/01/2018  tk


Ellis Island Records

FamilySearch is making three collections of Ellis Island passenger records available on-line free. 
The records are available for 3 time periods:
New York Passenger Lists (Castle Garden), 1820-1891
New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924
New York, New York Passenge and Crew Lists 1925-1957 - Post Ellis Island-era International arrivals in New York Harbor and at New York airports.
Click Here to find Family Search in our Web Links Section.
Happy Hunting!!!

09/02/2018  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 or click here.
revised  08/22/2018  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.


revised 08/22/2018  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
Breaking Down the Brick Wall - March 16th, 2019
Speaker, Therese Leszcz, PGSM Research Committee Chairperson.

The Former Partitions of Poland - April 27th, 2019
Kamila Mazurek will give a lecture on locating ancestors through gazetteers and surname distribution maps.

St Lawrence Cemetery Walk- June 2019 Meeting

PGSM member and Director Patricia Hallman will be conducting a tour of the St Lawrence Cemetery. The cemetery is located in Shelby Township on the east side of Auburn Road just north of West Utica Road. Date will be posted at a later time .

Save the Date

October 19th, 2019

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

US Zip Codes
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