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!


Martial Law in Poland under General Wojciech Jaruzelski

Presentation at next PGS-MN Meeting 

November 1, 2014

See Events page for additional details


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

deadline 12/20/2014


Genealogy of Poles Foundation has launched the English version of the Genealogy of Poles (10 volumes in print) – check out the PGS-MN Research page for “Polish-base websites”   



PGS-MN participated in the 2014 Twin Cities Polish Festival – for additional information and pictures – check out the events page.



 October is Polish Heritage Month

Celebrations and events are occurring all over the globe, to celebrate Polish culture, heritage, and honor the many outstanding contributions made to freedom, the US, and other areas of science, technology, music, art and literature.
Want to learn more about your ancestors and their contributions, what better way than tracing your “roots” – find your connection to Poland.  There are many great publications on the PGS-MN Library page; don’t forget to check out other websites that can assist you in your search also.

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