Monthly Meetings

Please join us in person at our monthly meetings, which are free and open to the public, and take place at Erie 1 BOCES, 355 Harlem Road, West Seneca, New York. Meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm–9:00 pm. PGSNYS members who cannot attend in person will receive a Zoom link via email a few days prior to the meeting.

We are currently developing our program for 2024. Historically, we have always left a few meetings open each year for you, our members, to share your research with us, or ask us your questions. If you would like to give a presentation, or propose a topic for a tutorial or help session, please write to us at

Meeting Schedule

December 14, 2023: Christmas Party. No regular meeting.

January 11, 2024: “Polish Peasants: From Genealogy to Total History,” by Prof. Mateusz Wyżga

February 8, 2024: “History of Divorce Laws in New York State,” by Ceil Mikalac

March 14, 2024: Research Night. Topic TBA.

April 11, 2024:

May 9, 2024:

June 13, 2024: Research Night. Topic TBA.

July 2024: Cheektowaga Polish Arts Fest. No regular meeting.

August 20, 2024:

September 12, 2024: “A History of Mental Health Care and its Institutions in New York State,” by Rosanne L. Higgins, Ph.D.

October 10, 2024: “Getting Around the Language Barrier: Translation Aids for Polish Genealogy,” by Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz

November 14, 2024:

December 12, 2024: Christmas Party. No regular meeting.

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