Haller’s Army Pilgramage

The Polish Falcons of America District IX is chartering a 55 passenger bus to this year’s Pilgrimage to the Gravesite of General Haller’s Recruits in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada to be held June 14, 2015. As a an organizational member of the Polish American Congress of Western New York the general public is welcomed to travel on the chartered bus, all are welcomed to attend. The chartered bus leaves Rochester at 7:30 AM Sunday June 14, and will stop in Buffalo and depart from the Millennium Hotel at 9:30 AM. Round trip fare donation is only $25. Please contact Steve Flor by email at stephenflor.pacwny@yahoo.com for bus reservations. Check out th eNiagaraOnTheLakeInvitation2015.

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.



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