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Matching Pledge Challenge Progress Report

Matching Pledge Challenge Progress Report

In February, we kicked off our Matching Pledge Challenge to raise funds in our ongoing effort to digitize never-before-microfilmed, local editions of the Dziennik dla Wszystkich, a historic Polish newspaper published in Buffalo, New York, between 1911 and 1957. You...

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May Meeting Recording Now Available

May Meeting Recording Now Available

Thanks to all who attended our meeting last Thursday. The meeting was a Research Night with the theme, "DNA Cousins." PGSNYS President, Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz, kicked off the discussion with an overview of key concepts with autosomal DNA testing. Next, she...

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Connect with PGSNYS at Family History Day!

Connect with PGSNYS at Family History Day!

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library's Grosvenor Room (Special Collections Department), is hosting its 2nd annual Family History Day event on May 18th from 1:00–3:30 pm at the Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square.  This event is free...

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We’re back to BOCES!

We’re back to BOCES!

Our next meeting on May 9, and the remainder of our 2024 monthly meetings, will be held at at our usual location! Come join us at the Erie 1 BOCES building, 355 Harlem Rd, West Seneca, New York. The building is wheelchair accessible, with plenty of parking available....

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April Meeting Recording Now Available

April Meeting Recording Now Available

Thanks to all who attended our meeting this past Thursday night, with our special guest, Stephen Kocsis, of the Western New York Railway Historical Society (WNYRHS). Stephen's lecture—which included such great photographic documentation of Buffalo's railroad history...

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March Meeting Recording Now Available

March Meeting Recording Now Available

Thanks to all who attended Thursday's meeting, “Does the Data Fit? Using Evidence Summaries to Assist Your Analysis, ”  by Amy Larner Giroux, Ph.D., CG, CGL. Through the engaging case study of the Brambach, Mangold, and Beplat families, Amy illustrated the use of...

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Updated Research Links!

Updated Research Links!

We've made some new additions to our collection of research links for Polish genealogy. Almost all the sites are free, and include websites and databases to assist you with researching your Polish ancestry in Poland, as well as in the U.S. New links are highlighted...

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February Meeting Recording Now Available

February Meeting Recording Now Available

Thanks to all who attended last night’s meeting with our special guest, Cecilia Mikalac, who presented the lecture, “History of Divorce Laws in New York State.” Ceil's outstanding lecture was thoroughly researched, engaging, and informative, tracing not only the...

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