Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

Mailing Address

PO Box 85987
Westland, MI 48185-9998 USA
Preserving Our Past For the Future

Fee for Research Requests

The Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan (PGSM) has had volunteers on the Research Request team since 2017.  The team started out small but currently consists of 10 volunteers with various areas of expertise. Over the years the PGSM has tried to keep this service free of charge with volunteers giving generously of their time and experience, while offering documents for free but the time has come to make a change. PGSM is establishing a fee structure associated with research requests. A new Research Request for has been created, once it is completed the user will be required to pay for the service before any work is begun.  See Research Request on left side of page for form and read Research Fee Explanation.
Click Here for additional information.

05/12/2020  tk

Rotating Photos

Dear PGSM Members & Guests,
As you can see the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan(PGSM) website has rotating photos on the home page.  Normally, the photos displayed on this page would have a connection to Poland or Polish culture, in some way.  This month it was a bit more difficult so the decision was made to display photos with plants and bright flowers with the hope of spring for all the world.  The photo of the bridge with its reflection in the water is representative of being able to see through to the other side of all the difficulties this pandemic is causing each and everyone of us in some way.  The red bridge photo may not show us where we are going but we know that the only way to get to the other side is by holding strong to our beliefs, whatever they may be, and believing in the goodness of the peoples of the world to do right by humanity. 
Trudy Krueger
PGSM Webmaster

Changes to PGSM Communications

Because of the seriousiness of the Corona virus pandemic effecting the world, the PGSM hopes that everyone is following the directives issued by the federal, state, and local governments.  Michigan is under a statewide stay-at-home order to combat the virus outbreak with many businesses being shut-down unless they are considered "critical".  With that being said, the PGSM can not receive any mail as the Burton-Detroit Public Library is shut down until further notice.  So that members can still communicate with the Society we have opened a post office box.  The new address for the PGSM is listed on the homepage of the website at the bottom on the left hand side. If you wish to become a new member or renew your membership, that may still be accomplished by using the payment module (Join/Renew) on the website.  Payments can be may with a charge/debit card or a PayPal account.  A Paypal account is not necessary to complete the payment process.  Once you choose the membership plan  click "Buy Now".  The next image you will see is new dialog box.  Click "Pay by Debit or Credit Card" or if you want to use your PayPal account click "Log In".  If you have chosen to pay by debit or credit card, the dialog box will say, "PayPal Guest Checkout", enter your card information and click "pay now".  That's all there is too it.  Any questions or concerns can be directed to the webmaster.
The members of the PGSM Board of directors are working on solutions to stay in touch with members on a regular basis in lieu of in-person meetings.  Check back to the website and check your emails for updates.
Please stay safe and healthy during these difficult times.

04/18/2020  tk

Welcome / Zapraszamy!

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 (PGSM). We are based in Michigan and do our best to reach out to members who live elsewhere in the United States and Poland by communicating electronically and by keeping this website updated, sending newsletters and e-mails. Click the links on the left side to read more about who we are and what we do. 
Polskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne w Michigan Witamy i zapraszamy do przeglądania naszej strony zawierającej przydatne w poszukiwaniach ganealogicznych linki i informacje o naszym towarzystwie - Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan(PGSM). Nasza siedziba znajduje się w amerykańskim stanie Michigan. Staramy się jak najlepiej dotrzeć do naszych członków mieszkających w Stanach Zjednoczonych i w Polsce komunikując się z nimi drogą elektroniczną: uaktualniając naszą stronę internetową, wysyłając biuletyny i maile. Polskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne w Michigan jest członkiem Rady Genealogicznej stanu Michigan (Michigan Genealogical Council) i Federacji Towarzystw Genealogicznych. Aby dowiedzieć się więcej o naszych organizacjach, proszę kliknąć na symbole znajdujące się w prawej części głównej strony.
Translation provided by Magda Smolka

12/10/2018   tk

Stories, Ideas, etc

Have ideas for subjects you would like to see in future publications or do you have a story to tell about your ancestors.  Send your ideas/stories to the Editorial Staff of the Polish Eaglet.
Send your email to:  editor@pgsm.org
04/22/2020  tk


Stuck at Home?

Free Webinars, being offered by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society,  for those of us who are staying home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Check out the webinar schedule. 

03/17/2020  tk

What to Do While Social Distancing

There is no fee required to access the NARA website
Have you been to the NARA website?
Main NARA page:  Click Here
Below is a link that will take you to the Genealogy and Historical Research page at St Louis. 

04/19/2020  tk

Latest News
Webinar Meeting - June 20th
Join Katherine Willson for a presentation on, Genealogy and Facebook How-to.

Meeting - September 19th
The PGSM will present a Q & A panel discussion from topics solicited from members and/or non-members.

42nd Annual Seminar-CANCELLED
Taking health concerns into account the October Seminar has been cancelled.

Meeting - November 21st
The Deadly Flu Pandemic of 1918 and How Our Ancestors Were Affected", presented by J. Alex Navarro, Ph.D. Assistant Director for the History of Medicine.

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