Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

Mailing Address

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

June 17th PGSM Hybrid Meeting
"Researching your Family History at the Archives of Michigan"
Presented by Kris Rzepczynski
Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
 Click here to register.   Free and open to the public.
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PGSM 2023 Meeting Schedule
An updated 2023 PGSM schedule (as of 6/1) 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 genealogical news, research tips, and other related articles, published three times a year
  • 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 secure database that includes tutorials, databases of genealogy records, bilingual genealogy forms, and past issues of publications
  • Research services 



  • Access to some virtual meetings
  • An annual seminar which includes sessions on genealogical topics 
  • A calendar of events
  • Databases of genealogy information
  • Lists of various links that are useful to researchers
  • An online store

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
June 17th PGSM Hybrid Meeeting
"Researching your Family History at the Archives of Michigan" presented by Kris Rzepczynski

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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