The Polish Genealogical Society of Minnesota

As a branch of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, the purposes of PGS-MN are to provide an association for persons interested in the genealogy of Polish-Americans and provide opportunities for exchange of ideas and information related to genealogical practices and experiences. PGS-MN also provides programs for instruction and education to increase an interest in Polish history, culture and genealogical research, encompassing both historic and current geographic boundaries.

The PGS-MN Constitution and Bylaws can be viewed here. Job descriptions for the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs are also available by clicking the title in the charts below.

Board of DirectorsTerm Ends
PresidentTerry Kita1/2023
Vice-PresidentPaula Colwell1/2023
SecretaryRosanne Betley1/2024
TreasurerGary Wolf1/2024
Director IConnie Waldherr1/2023
Director IIKay Freund1/2024
Director IIIMike Stodolka1/2023
Director IVTom Losinski1/2024
Past PresidentPeggy Larson
Annual Meeting & AwardsRichard Theissen & John Rys
Database Project LeaderJohn Rys
From Poland to Minnesota Project LeaderPaula Colwell
MembershipConnie Waldherr
NewsletterSteven Wasik
NominatingPeggy Larson
ProgramTerry Kita
Research & LibraryJohn Rys & Bob Kraska
WebsiteMarie Przynski

Program Meetings

The Polish Genealogical Society of Minnesota hosts program meetings on Polish Genealogy and Culture six times each year. Meetings take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month, noted below. 


Meetings are held at the Minnesota Genealogy Center and streamed virtually.