Title: PGSNYS April meeting
Location: Villa Maria College Cafeteria/Student Lounge
Regularly scheduled meeting.
Rhonda Konig, WNYGS – ‘Breaking Old World: Finding Foreign Places of Birth in American Records’
Start Time: 7:00 p.m.
The Am-Pol Eagle has awarded member Ed Kornowski and the PGSNYS its Citizen of the Year awards as follows:
Good Neighbor – Edward Kornowski – restored Michalina Buczkowska grave marker
Community Organization - Polish Genealogical Society of NY State – ever-present volunteer organization that helps people discover their ancestry
During the January 2015 meeting, amendments to the PGSNYS By-laws were approved by those present in accordance with Article XIII, Amendments, of the By-laws. The following sections of the By-laws were amended:
Article II, Purpose, replaced in its entirety.
Article IV, Officers, section 1 amended adding term limits.
PRESIDENT: Denise Oliansky
VICE PRESIDENT: David Newman
SECRETARY: Dolores Ferguson
TREASURER: Chuck Pyrak
Polish Happy Hours
In 2015, Forest Lawn’s Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center will be offering a genealogy master class facilitated by Dr. Chana Revell Kotzin, the Director of Archives Research and Scholarship.
Rather than focusing on the “how-to” of genealogical research, the course will explore at the development of genealogical sensibility over the last 300 years to reflect on how genealogy in America was a foci of broader questions of identity, class, race, ethnicity, gender and science as much as it was also a debate around exclusiveness, belonging and family restoration.
The class meets once month for five months starting in January. For more information, click the link for more information.
June 2015 – Polish Heritage Festival – PGSNYS booth
July 16-19 2015 – Cheektowaga Polish Arts Festival – PGSNYS booth on the 18th and 19th
September 2015 – PGSNYS Genealogy Fair
Visit the Meeting page for a list of future meeting topics and PGSNYS member events.
The new address of the PGSNYS is:
PO BOX 984
Cheektowaga, NY 14225