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!


Tell us about your research or other relevant Polish genealogical information – articles are desired for the PGS-MN Newsletter


Notice of Admission cost

PGS-MN endeavors to maintain the high calibre of speakers, and the PGS-MN Board has created a supporting program fund to sustain this programming. This fund will be used to defray meeting costs that are incurred and have the ability to deliver desired speakers and information to our members.   Funding support will be obtained through an admission fee to the PGS-MN meetings. (Meetings are scheduled monthly, September through May).  Beginning with the 19 September 2015, members of PGS-MN will be asked for $2 to attend a meeting; non-members will be asked for $5. Additional donations specific to this fund are encouraged and can be made at any time.Thank you for your support in helping to sustain our speaker program. It is greatly appreciated.


September Meeting

(please note admission costs – see above)

A Genealogist Focus on Jewish Heritage

presented by Susan Weinberg

In 2011 Susan Weinberg, an artist and genealogist, began the Jewish Identity and Legacy Project, which spanned several years.   This project represents three strands of Jewish immigration that make up the Twin Cities Jewish community; those who grew up in early immigrant communities, survivors who came over after the war, and immigrants from the former Soviet Union bloc countries who came in the latter part of the 20th century.  Susan distilled the stories into video, artwork and text – creating a snapshot of a community composed of multiple threads united by a common root, but with distinct differences based on when they came to America.  

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

10:00 AM – Noon

MGS Building, 4th Floor Conference Room

1185 Concord St. So. St. Paul


Please note the September 19th date due to the holiday weekend in September!


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