Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

Mailing Address

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

April 15th PGSM Webinar
"Ask Your Neighbor" - Q&A Session
Hosted by PGSM member Therese Leszcz.
‚ÄčDo you have any questions about how to research?
Do you need help with basic translations from Latin, Polish,
German, or Russian to English?
Do you need some guidance on how break that "brick wall?"
Do you have suggestions or tips?
Do you know of a site or resource that might help others?
If so, send us your questions or suggestions by April 10th to
Therese Leszcz at tjleszcz@gmail.com.
Session is open to members of PGSM and PGSCTNE only - an email registration will be sent in the future.  
Click here for more details.

PGSM 2023 Meeting Schedule
An updated 2023 PGSM schedule (as of 3/21) 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 

2023 WMGS Writing Contest
The Western Michigan Genealogical Society is announcing it's 2023 Writing Contest.  The contest is open to all genealogists, there is no entry fee and membership in WMGS is not required. See this flyer for more details on how to enter and prizes. Entries accepted till March 31, 2023.

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 



The Burton Historical Collection (BHC) of the Detroit Public Library is now re-opened and is available to researchers by appointment only.
"The Burton Historical Collection began as the private library of Clarence Monroe Burton, a prominent attorney and Detroit historiographer. Mr. Burton’s original intention was to assemble a collection on the history of Detroit. Realizing that Detroit’s history was inextricably connected to that of Michigan and the Old Northwest, Canada and New France, he assembled a collection that is one of the most important private historical collections in the country."
Click here for more details and information on how to make an appointment.

Latest News
April 15th PGSM Webinar
"Ask Your Neighbor" - Q&A Session.

2023 Genealogy Series from PAF
The Polish American Foundation of Connecticut annouces their 2023 Genealogy Series.

PGSA Offers Tours in 2023
The Polish Genealogical Society of America is offering genealogy tours in 2023 with their research and guide partners GenealogyTour and PolishOrigins.

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