Founded in 1991, 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 by providing people and resources to help search for connections, both here and in Poland. PGS-MN is open to everyone who has an interest in Polish family history and culture. Membership is just $25.00 per year.
To Join or Renew
1. Complete the Online Membership Application (Renewing members only need to complete the application form if there are changes to their contact information)
2. Pay the $25.00 annual dues by selecting one of the options below:
Print the Membership Application Form and mail it with your $25.00 check to:
c/o Gary Wolf, Treasurer
P.O. Box 291
Amery, WI 54001-0291
Make a Donation
Please consider making a donation to further our goals of preserving the family and institutional history of Polish ancestry and heritage. The Polish Genealogical Society of Minnesota is a 501.c.3 non-profit organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Donations can be made via PayPal, credit card, or by mailing a check.
Benefits of Membership
Meetings & Events
We welcome members, non-members and guests to our meetings and events. The first meeting of the year is the Annual Membership Meeting held in January. This meeting takes place at a local restaurant. PGS-MN officers are elected during this annual meeting.
Other Program Meetings are held the first Saturday of the month in March, April, May, September, October, and November.
Hoffman Research Library
Members receive free access to the Hoffman Research Library located at the Minnesota Genealogy Center in Mendota Heights. While the library has collections for researchers of many ethnic groups, PGS-MN has an extensive, non-circulating map and book collection in the Polish section of the library. This includes all records from the traditionally Polish parishes of the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas.
Non-members pay a fee of $10 per visit to use the Hoffman Research Library, so be sure to become a member if you plan to use the library. Free wifi is available at the Minnesota Genealogy Center.
Each member receives a subscription to our quarterly newsletter that provides information for those researching Polish ancestral lines. Newsletters are mailed to each member in March, June, September, and December.
Note: Our newsletter is sent out bulk rate; it is not forwarded. Only First Class Mail will be forwarded by USPS on an address change. If your new address is received in a timely manner, every effort will be made to mail the newsletter First Class to the new address. Please include the effective date of the new address.
Members Only Content
A PGS-MN librarian, with extensive knowledge about Polish resources, is available at the Hoffman Research Library on the first Saturday of the month from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., and the second Thursday of the month from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
We offer online content including access to Program Meeting recordings, all PGS-MN Newsletters since 1993, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Catholic Church Index, From Poland to MN, Polish Recipes, and more!