18 May, 2013
Exhibitor Profile: Polish Genealogical Society of America
This year the Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) celebrates its 35th Anniversary. With 2000 members from all states, Canada and other countries with Polish populations, the Society is the oldest and largest of the PGS groups in the U.S. PGSA publishes an award-wining journal, Rodziny (Family), books, including the newly released 3rd edition of the (now) two volume Polish Surnames, CDs and topical information packets. The PGSA website, www.PGSA.org is an important resource for Polish researchers and contains data bases, search aids, a Member’s Only section and much more. You can also find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/PolishGenealogicalSocietyofAmerica
The Society also offers a monthly electronic Notebook filled with new ideas, announcements, search suggestions and hints. Four quarterly meetinsl are held at the headquarters location in Chicago. This year’s Conference, Growing Your Research Resources will be at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle, Illinois on September 13 and 14.
PGSA is excited to be exhibiting at the FGS conference to support the relationship between the two organizations which goes back many years. Among items available in the booth (#324) will be the Surname and First Names books, Polish Parishes in 1772 and 1984 (with maps) and a number of other publications, including CDs and packets, which can be very beneficial to the researcher. During the FGS conference, there will be special pricing on certain items. Exhibit personnel are knowledgeable about the Polish research process and they are ready to answer questions and suggest research scenarios.
Polish research can be a challenge but based on the large numbers who have been engaged in it in all parts of the world it is definitely doable. . . .and PGSA is here to help!