No July meeting, but join us for our Picnic at the Cheektowaga Festival July 20th

There will be no June or July meeting. Our August meeting will be at a new location. Stay tuned for more information!

Picnic Date: July 20th, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM (lunch will be served at 12:00 PM)
Place: Cheektowaga Town Park
2600 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, NY
Shelter #7
Price: $13 per person – checks made out to the PGSNYS
All reservations must be made and paid for by 7/10/19

The meal will be catered by Pott’s Deli.
It will include:
Chef salad
Rolls and butter
A relish tray
Pasta salad
Baked chicken
Baked pork chops
Baby parsley potatoesPop and water will be provided.  (You can bring adult alcoholic beverages to the park, but they cannot be in glass containers).

You must pre-pay for this event.  You can send a check: PGSNYS, P.O. Box 984, Cheektowaga, NY 14225 or you can pay thru paypal on our website: Under the special instruction space, enter your name and how many lunches you would like to pay for.

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 missing 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)