Upcoming Meetings

Meetings 2nd Thursday of every month 7 pm-9 pm

2020 PGSNYS Schedule

1/9 –  Research Night 2/13 – Tentative Research Night 3/12 – Denise Oliansky – “Finding and Meeting my Family in Poland” 4/9 –  No meeting Holy Thursday 5/14 – Tentative Research night 6/11 – Sophie Hodorowicz Knab – “Wearing the Letter P”     7/9 – No meeting 8/13 – Sandra Porter – “Sharing Your Family History Research” 9/10 -Regina Hanchak -“Tracing My Parent’s Steps From WWII And Beyond” 10/8 – Tentative Research Night 11/12 – Polish Christmas Craft
12/10 -Tentative Date for PGSNYS Christmas Party  

**note our new location**:  

Erie 1 BOCES 355 Harlem Rd, Building “B” West Seneca, NY 14224

Latest Updates

Searchers issue 20 from Spring 1998 has been made available under Historical Copies of the Searchers

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

Thank you Erie County for the Cultural Funding grant for the amount of $3,550.00.  This will go a long way to help PGSNYS achieve it’s mission statement of promoting Polish Genealogy and preserving history.

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 (absent from photo)
  • John Nowak
  • Louise Tomczak
  • Sharon Voigt
  • Cheryl Krajna (absent from photo)