The Society owns and maintains the Michael Drabik Memorial Library Collection in the Grosvenor Room at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (Central Library Branch).

The Michael Drabik Memorial Library Collection was dedicated on August 9, 2008, and contains approximately 300 titles. The Collection consists of materials pertaining to Poland and a variety of Polish-American topics nationwide. Many of the books are in Polish. The library’s holdings include, but are not limited to, the following subjects and types of resources:

  • Bibliographies
  • Biographies
  • Church histories
  • “How-to” books: Polish genealogy, general genealogy
  • Immigration/emigration materials
  • Periodicals
  • Poland: general histories, histories of Polish towns/villages/regions, culture, literature, description and guidebooks, social life and customs
  • Polish Americans: history, culture, social life and customs
  • Surname dictionaries

Our library catalog is in the process of being updated. The original version is here, with new additions through November 2022 listed here.

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library also offers a comprehensive Polish genealogy research guide related to their holdings.

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