Category Archives: General

upcoming Meetings

May 9th, 2019- Monthly Meeting in Villa Maria Athletic Center @ 7pm

Rosanne Higgins presents the Erie County Poorhouse Cemetery Project. She was born in Enfield, Connecticut, however, she spent much of her youth in Buffalo, New York. She studied the asylum Movement in the nineteenth century and its impact on disease specific mortality. This research focused on the Erie, Niagara, and Monroe County Poorhouses in Western New York.

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)