Ed Kornowski and PGSNYS Citizens of the Year

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

Please join us for Mass and the award ceremony.

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Historical Searchers Issues

The PGSNYS Officers and Trustees voted to begin publishing past issues of the Society’s newsletter – Searchers.  An additional issue will be made available each calendar quarter.

To view the Searchers issues, select the menu item under ‘About Us’.

PGSNYS By-laws Amended

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.

Polonia & Community Events

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.
July 16-19 2015 – Cheektowaga Polish Arts Festival – PGSNYS booth on the 18th and 19th
September 2015 – PGSNYS Genealogy Fair

Your Polish Genealogy Connection in Western New York