Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan
Preserving Our Past For the Future

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. 
Pictures will be posted from the seminar shortly. 

Zapraszamy! We Welcome You

We invite you to explore our new website.  It contains useful data to assist with your Polish research and information about the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan (PGSM).  Visit often to check for updated content.  If you are a member of the Society don't forget that new items will be added to the Members Only section periodically, so log-in and take a look.  If you are not a member consider joining, it's as simple as clicking the "Join" tab on the navigation bar to the left.  Payment may be made by PayPal, or a credit card, even if you don't have a Paypal account. 
If you would like assistance with research or just have a general genealogy question we would be delighted to help in anyway possible.

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 info@pgsm.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

Latest News
Poznan Project - Marriages
New parish records were added in July to this site. The ultimate goal of this site is to transcribe the 19th century marriage records from the historic Greater Poland (then Prussian Province of Poznan).

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