Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

Mailing Address

PGSM
PO Box 85987
Westland, MI 48185-6087 USA
Mission Statement
The Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan (“PGSM”) promotes and encourages research in Polish genealogy as well as the preservation of historical materials which aid in the documentation of family histories.  PGSM is dedicated to educating its members and the public in Polish culture, Polish genealogy, and genealogical research methods and techniques.
 
History of PGSM
PGSM was established in 1978 at a meeting held at the Albert J. Zak Memorial Public Library in Hamtramck, Michigan. The name of the society was chosen, officers and directors were elected, and a constitution and bylaws were established. A decision was made to offer lectures of genealogical interest to members. Membership has always been open to individuals who live in and outside of Michigan. 
 
The Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library supported and sponsored PGSM at its inception and continues to sponsor the society.  Currently the Burton Historical Collection is closed due to flooding.
 
PGSM published its first newsletter in 1981 and now offers a journal and a newsletter.
 
PGSM is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and a member of the Michigan Genealogical Council and the National Genealogical Society.

Officers
President: Valerie Koselka
Vice President: Therese Leszcz
Treasurer: Jill O'Sullivan
Corresponding Secretary: Mary Gryka Ammar
Recording Secretary: Deborah Szukala
 
Directors at Large
Director: Nancy Cairns
Director: Patricia Hallman
Director: Mark Jarocha
Director: Robert Kramek
Director: Roger Laske
Director: Kenneth Merique
Director: Veronica Singleton
Director: Frank Slanczka
Director: Patricia Yocum
 
Committees & Chairpersons
Archives - Digital: Roger Laske
Archives - History: Patricia Hallman
Awards: Roger Laske
Constitution & By-Laws: Jill O'Sullivan
Editorial - Newsletter: Veronica Singleton
Editorial - Polish Eaglet: Mary Gryka Ammar
Finance: Jill O'Sullivan
Hospitality: Mark Jarocha
Membership: Valerie Koselka
Nominations: Mark Jarocha
Policy Manuals: Jill O'Sullivan
Programs: Therese Leszcz
Projects: Fred Kuplicki
Publicity: Mary Gryka Ammar
Research: Patricia Yocum
Sales: Roger Laske
Volunteers: Mary Gryka Ammar
Website: Robert Kramek
 
Delegates & Society Contacts
National Gen Society-Admin: Jill O'Sullivan
Michigan Gen Council-Delegate: Valerie Koselka
Michigan Gen Council-Delegate: Jill O'Sullivan
Macomb County Gen Group: Patricia Hallman
Macomb County Gen Group: Roger Laske
 
Director Emeritus
Director Emeritus: James Tye