(pronounced Vi ta me)
Welcome to the Polish Genealogical Society of Minnesota
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!
PGS-MN Annual Meeting
Saturday, January 16th, 2016
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit
2300 University Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Annual Meeting with luncheon buffet. Brief business meeting includes election to fill vacant board position, Achievement Award presentation, and annual report, and door prizes.
Cost: $25.00 per person, check or cash at the door, no credit cards accepted
RSVP by 01/09/2016 – phone/email Rick Theissen
651-343-2657 or email@example.com
Questions – contact Rick Theissen
Elections will be held – if interested in running for one of the following board positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and 2 director positions ), please contact Terry Kita – Terrykita@earthlink.net
JEROME (JAY) BIEDNY
Member of PGS-MN since 2004
President of PGS-MN 2009-2015
During Jay’s six year tenure as president of the PGS-MN he has seen our organization through the following milestones:
meetings, for one-two year term each.
Promoted the PGS-MN by authoring a column in the local Polish language newspaper. Because of our expanded presence in the Polish community during his tenure PGS-MN has maintained a vibrant membership.
Member of PGS-MN since 2001
Meeting Hospitality Coordinator since 2007
PGS-MN MEETING HOSPITALITY: Judy provides hospitality support for meetings by coordinating the activities before the formal PGS-MN meeting
begins. She coordinates the welcome table with refreshments for the meeting attendees. The pleasant surroundings provided by Judy creates a
warm and inviting atmosphere as the PGS-MN attendees arrive.
members. When PGS-MN instituted a charge for meetings, Judy ensured that it was collected. Judy has worked at the PGS-MN tent at the Twin
Cities Polish Festival and has been a great representative for the organization.
Tell us about your research or other relevant Polish genealogical information – articles are desired for the PGS-MN Newsletter
Next Newsletter deadline is 03/15/2016
If you wish to become a member of the PGS-MN, please print out and fill in this Membership Application and send it with your dues to:
C/O Michael Eckman, Treasurer
7222 Oak Pointe Curve
Bloomington, MN 55438-3405