About Us

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.

Click Here To View Our Constitution and Bylaws

Board of Directors and Committee Chairs details are available by clicking the title in the table 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

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.