About Us


(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!


Membership meeting and presentation will be October 11, 2014

PGS-MN President, Jay Biedny will present “Tracing your Polish roots: from American to Europe.”

Jay Biedny has spent over 35 years researching the records of his 100% Polish heritage.  His presentation will pick up from his May presentation  in which he covered American sources.  The new talk will focus on records you can find in Europe.  This will be a presentation for both someone just bitten by the genealogy bug and advanced researchers.

The presentation is full of clear examples to get you moving toward the ultimate goal: finding your ancestral records in Poland, and reconnecting with lost relatives.


Membership or Renewal Memberships


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:

PGS-MN Membership
C/O Michael Eckman, Treasurer
7222 Oak Pointe Curve
Bloomington, MN  55438-3405