The Board of Directors of the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan would like to wish everyone a very blessed and Merry Christmas. May all of you and your families share the peace and happiness of this holy season.
May each of you be blessed with good health, love and joy in the New Year.
Wesołych Świąt i szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!
Dzien Świętego Mikołaja
December 6th is St. Nicholas Day in Poland when the saint visits children on the evening and throughout the night.
Zapraszamy! We Welcome You
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.
We will be adding the meeting schedule for the coming year as the dates and places are confirmed.
If you need research assistance, please contact us to set up an appointment.
Good Genealogy, Company, and Food
Good genealogy, company, and food, what more could a researcher ask for than that? Attending the PGSM Annual Seminar last Saturday was an event to remember. The seminar was very well attended with old members, that's said in the nicest of ways, new members, as well as people who came for the first time. The first presenter was Robert Sliwinski, MS, biologist and genetic genealogist. Great information was presented for anyone interested in pursuing their DNA history. Attendees certainly are much more knowledgeable on all things DNA, such as, haplotypes, haplogroups, and markers. Kamila Mazurek, the second presenter, discussed where to locate the many new Polish websites, in addition to some older ones that have been updated, which will assist researchers in their quest for information in all three former partitions of Poland. The lunch was a Polish feast, Pickle Soup, small potatoes, green beans, chicken and, of course, three types of pierogi, and gołąbki. For all who attended here's hoping that your experience was filled with good food, new friends, and new genealogy.
Kroger Community Rewards Program
The Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan (PGSM) has enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. You can help us by registering at
kroger.com. Kroger will send PGSM a quarterly rebate check based upon the amount our supporters spend at Kroger. Members will then be enrolled for the 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2015 period. If you are having an issue with your password and/or e-mail address for Kroger, please call 1-800-KROGERS, press "5" for customer service, which will enable you to speak to a customer service representative. The PGSM account number is 25925. If you need further assistance with instructions, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and the information will be sent to you. Thank you for your support!
Library of Michigan
The Library of Michigan will be opening its doors on the second Saturday of each month. The "Second Saturdays" effort is in addition to the Library's regularly scheduled hours. Beginning in April and continuing on the second Saturday of each month, the Library of Michigan will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Library currently is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
Library location: 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing Charter Township, MI 48915 Phone Number 517-373-1300