Monthly Meeting – June 14, 2018

7:00 p.m.  monthly meeting at Villa Maria College Student Center. See the Map of college campus  for directions.

  • Edward Reilly III, Director of Residential Life at D’Youville College, speak on “The Impact of Polish Immigration on the Civic and Religious Identity of the United States”. The anecdotal information from his research project on Polish immigration, as part of his studies for a master’s degree in religious education at Christ the King Seminary, will be presented. The important role the Poles have played in shaping both our civic and religious identity both as a nation and locally in Buffalo will be discussed.
  • Research night to follow.

Latest Updates

Searchers issue 18 from Summer 1997 has been made available under Historical Copies of the Searchers

The PGSNYS Getting Started Research Guide in now available under Tips and Tricks page.

Project to Discover Schenectady County’s Eastern European Roots Newsletter has been added under Member Submitted Links.

The BETA TEST version of PGSNYS databases prepared by its members are searchable on-line. Previously, these databases were only available during Society meetings or events attended by PGSNYS.

The Dziennik Dla Wszystkich Death Notice Database may now be searched online. See Dziennik Dla Wszystkich Death Notice Database for more information.




Annual By-laws Review

Prior to the April 2018 monthly meeting, the PGSNYS Board performed its annual review of the society By-laws . The result of this review resulted in no recommendations for changes to by-laws.


PRESIDENT: Nicole Pohancsek
VICE PRESIDENT: Maureen Gleason
SECRETARY: Denise Oliansky
TREASURER: Charles Penasack


Dolores Ferguson
Pierre LaJoie
Elizabeth Nowak
Maria Slomczewski
Sharon Voigt

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