Next PGSNYS Meeting – May 2015

Title: PGSNYS May Meeting
Location: Villa Maria College Cafeteria/Student Lounge

Regularly scheduled meeting.

Wanda Chomicka will be presenting a tutorial on Polish diacritical marks and pronunciation after the business meeting.

Start Time: 7:00 p.m.
Date: 2015-05-14

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


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

Polish Happy Hours
 Upcoming 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

Your Polish Genealogy Connection in Western New York