Monthly Meetings

Please join us in person at our monthly meetings, which are free and open to the public. Our meetings 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 prefer to attend remotely will receive a Zoom link via email a few days prior to the meeting.

We are always happy to have our members share their research and questions with us. 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

June 13, 2024: “Above the Fold: Your Ancestors in the News,” by Jeanette Sheliga

July 26–28, 2024: Cheektowaga Polish Arts Fest. No regular meeting.

August 8, 2024: “Beginnings of Tribal Organization and the Polish State Based on Archaeological Research,” by Prof. Paweł Duma

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: Research Night: Chain Migration, hosted by Sandra Maciejewski Porter

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

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