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  1. Our mission is to collect, preserve, and disseminate knowledge and information about Lithuanian genealogical and related historical, biographical, and heraldic data; to inculcate and promote interest in accurate research in these fields; to issue publications in various forms of media; and to encourage, promote, and provide genealogical education and scholarly training for all interested in these endeavors. http://lithuaniangenealogy.org/
  2. The TPGS was founded in 2002 by Marcia Brown Castro. Marcia had placed a posting on a genealogy Internet site inviting anyone of Polish descent who was interested in genealogy to join others at a monthly meeting to discuss researching their family history. The beginning meetings took place at the Locke Branch Library in east Toledo. The group was small at first and included some current members - David Chelminski, Marge Stefanski, Rose Sniegowski and Kathy Dokurno-Brown. However, interest in the Polish genealogy club grew quickly and soon the attendance had more than doubled, prompting the need for a larger meeting location. It was decided that an appropriate meeting place would be the Local History and Genealogy Department of the main library in downtown Toledo. At this time, a true club formation took place and officers were elected. As the club grew, each new member brought something special to share, from information on trips to Poland to how to use technology in genealogy research. The members searched for ways to improve the club. Our current membership includes not only members from the Lagrinka and Kuschwantz neighborhoods of Toledo, but also from Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Washington, Virginia, Florida, and Wisconsin all whose Polish ancestry has ties to this area. http://tpgs02.org/
  3. Purpose The Polish Genealogical Society of Texas is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to dissemination and sharing of information in assisting members research their Polish ancestors. The society also promotes research and publication of the history of Poles in Texas. Through public speaking engagements and civic functions, PGST members educate others on Polish history and culture. History In 1982, at the urging of Brother Christopher Golla, Anna Borski Campo contacted all those she could identify as being interested in researching their Polish ancestry. On October 2, 1982, six persons gathered at her home to share their research efforts. Unknown to them, this informal luncheon signaled the founding of PGST. Meetings continued in private homes until The Houston Polish Genealogical Society was created on May 5, 1984 and by-laws were adopted. Membership rapidly expanded beyond the Houston area so the name was changed to The Polish Genealogical Society of Texas in September of 1984. http://www.pgst.org/
  4. For over 20 years, the Polish Genealogical Society of Minnesota (PGS-MN) has been assisting Polish-Americans with roots in Minnesota explore the great and growing hobby of genealogy. Whether your relatives came from the “iron range” or the north shore, the farm communities of the west, the southern Mississippi river bluff country, or the urban parishes of Minneapolis and St. Paul, we have people and resources to help you search for those connections – here and in Poland. Please explore our website. You will find information on upcoming meetings, special events, membership information, back issues of our newsletter containing local research information, and links to other Polish genealogical resources. Directions are included to the research library (located in So. St. Paul, MN) and also included is a current catalog of our book and map holdings – you can browse the list prior to your visit, and much more. Additionally included is a membership form and contact links for those questions you need assistance with. Please enjoy, and check out the other pages on our updated website! http://pgsmn.org/pgsmn/
  5. Mission Statement The Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan 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 on Polish genealogy, genealogical research methods and techniques, and the Polish culture. http://www.pgsm.org/
  6. Meetings: Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month (March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December) at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s PNC Church parish hall, 5375 Broadview Rd., Parma, Ohio. We have Winter break in January and February and Summer break in July and August. St. Mary's is located on the corner of Broadview Rd. and Wexford Ave. in Parma, Ohio. Meetings begin at 7:30 PM and are usually over before 10:00 PM. There is ample parking in the parish parking lot. The entrance is on Marietta Ave. At many of our meetings, we have guest speakers who address the group on subjects in which we have an interest. The subjects may include genealogical matters, Polish history, heritage and traditions. When we do not have a guest speaker, we have "Show and Tell" nights when fellow members discuss their genealogical problems, ask for advice from anyone with a similar problem, tell us of their discoveries, or let us know what they've learned about their ancestors. At our December gathering, we have a short business meeting which includes election of officers for the following year and a Christmas party. For our Christmas party, we ask members to bring a traditional Polish dish, something Babcia would make for Christmas and remains a family tradition. Our group maintains a library which is a popular resource our members enjoy. It contains various books, maps, pamphlets and newsletters from other genealogical groups. Materials can be borrowed from the library for a period of one month. We employ the honor system with regard to borrowing of books and other related materials. We also keep a surname research list. This list includes the surnames of our ancestors which our active members are researching. In the past, members have discovered that they were investigating names that other members were also researching. We publish a quarterly twelve page newsletter entitled, Our Polish Ancestors. Articles for the newsletter are selected that are of interest to our membership. Many are based on materials gathered from the many fine research facilities in and around the Greater Cleveland area, such as: The Cleveland Public Library, The Western Reserve Historical Society, The Cuyahoga County Archives, The Family History Centers and the many Polish-American churches in this part of northern Ohio. Articles written by our membership are always welcome. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpgsgc/
  7. Purpose: The Polish Genealogical Society of California (PGS-CA) is a non-profit organization established on July 17, 1989 for the purpose of assisting interested researchers in their quest to discover and preserve the details of their Polish family history. Society Meetings: Meetings are held at the Los Angeles FamilySearch Library in West Los Angeles on the 4th Saturday of January, March, May, July, September, November. General Membership Meetings begin at 1:00 pm, followed by a speaker presentation. Upcoming topics are listed in the Events column, and are included in the eNewsletter. http://www.pgsca.org/
  8. The Polish Genealogical Society of America, with headquarters in Chicago, was founded and incorporated in the state of Illinois on August 23, 1978. The Society exists as a national 501(c) 3 tax exempt organization to collect, disseminate and preserve information on Polish and Polish-American family history and to help its members use that information in their own research. The Society is open to anyone doing research within the borders of the old Commonwealth of Poland. It attempts to assist members in doing their own genealogical research by providing books, newsletters, bulletins, printed information, regular Society meetings, and an annual workshop. With 2000 members in all of the United States and ten countries around the world, the Society also encourages its members to communicate with each other and share leads, research sources, and any other information that may prove mutually beneficial. http://pgsa.org/
  9. The Polish American Historical Association is a non-profit, tax-exempt, interdisciplinary organization devoted to the study of Polish American history and culture. Founded in 1942 as part of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, PAHA became an autonomous scholarly society in 1948. As an affiliate of the American Historical Association, PAHA promotes research and publication of scholarly materials focused on Polish American history and culture as part of the greater Polish diaspora. PAHA publishes a scholarly peer-reviewed journal, Polish American Studies, and disseminates information about its activities via a newsletter, blog, and a Facebook group. Membership is open to all individuals interested in the fields of Polish American history and culture, and immigration studies. http://www.polishamericanstudies.org/index.html
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