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!

Volunteers Needed

PGS-MN is participating in the Twin Cities Polish Festival, and volunteers are needed to assist – come have a fun time, meet lots of people, and support PGS-MN get out the word.

     2014 Twin City Polish Festival

Main Street St Anthony Mn


          Friday, August 8th, 5 pm – 10 pm (opening concert)

          Saturday, August 9th, 10 am – 10 pm

          Sunday, August 10th, 11 am – 5 pm

Once again PGS-MN will be represented at the Twin Cities Polish Festival. 

PGS-MN is excited to announce that President Jay Biedny will present a short informational talk about PGS-MN – what it has to offer, and all the great resources.  Check it out – Saturday at 10:30 and Sunday at 11:00 on the Cultural Stage. 

We will again feature the biggest attraction: The Baptismal and Marriage Indexes from 5 local Minneapolis and St Paul Polish Churches. Also included is the White Eagle Insurance book put together by PGS-MN member John Rys.

Also featured will be the second biggest attraction: The Ten Volume Polish Surname Index books – an index of Polish surnames from the 1990’s in present day Poland.

WE NEED YOU!  Calling all PGS-MN volunteers!

Would you like to spend 3 or 4 hours networking with genealogy-minded people? Or how about just helping people find their surnames in the indexes. Or better yet, telling them your story about researching your family.

We are looking for Volunteers on Saturday and Sunday, August 9-10, that would like to help make our presence a success.

Contact Dori Marszalek at 763-535-2296 before August 4th.


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