PGSA Store

Members and non-members can purchase books, CDs, booklets, informational packets and DVDs from the PGSA Store. Become a member for savings on many items in our store.

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Kaleidoscope of Poland – A Cultural Encyclopedia

By Oscar E. Swan

Foreward by Adam Zamoyski

Kaleidoscope of Poland is a highly readable volume containing short articles on major personalities, places, events, and accomplishments from the thousand-year record of Polish history and culture. Featuring approximately 900 compact text entries and 600 illustrations, it provides a handy reference at home, a perfect supplement to traditional guide books when traveling, an aid to language study, or simply browsed with enjoyment from cover to cover by anyone with an interest in Poland. Essentially a “cultural dictionary,” it offers a knowledge base that can be referred to time and time again.

This entertaining yet informative book is essentially a “cultural dictionary”—offering a knowledge base that can be referred to time and time again. It will be welcomed by readers of Polish descent, students of Polish, or those planning to visit Poland—anyone seeking a greater insight into this fascinating land.

$40.00 / member price $36.00

400 pages –  600 color & black & white Illustrations

7 x 10   Hardcover

Reminder:  2015 PGSA Conference materials available in the e-Store

Did you miss the 2015 Conference and South Side Polonia Bus tour?

Well, you’re in luck. The 2015 Conference Tour Guide and Syllabus are now available in our online book store.

Click on the images below to begin your order.

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PGSA Membership Benefits Include:

  • Quarterly journal “Rodziny” with articles specific to Polish genealogy.
  • An automatic 10% member’s discount on all books and CDs.
  • A member’s discount on library research orders.
  • A member’s discount to the nationally recognized annual PGSA conference.
  • Access to the Members-Only section of the PGSA web site.
  • You’ll also be supporting PGSA projects such as indexing and preservation of vital records.

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“Holy Cow! Where Are My Polish Chicago Catholics Now?”

PGSA Webinar – November 20, 2016 2:00 PM CST 

Please register for this Webinar at GoToWebinar.

(Note: The Calendar of Events section on this website also provides the link for the webinar)

The first Chicago Catholic church opened in 1833 and by 1900 there were about 140 Catholic churches in the city. Finding your Polish ancestor’s sacramental records (baptism, confirmation, marriage and funeral) can be a daunting task without a few key pieces of information. This lecture will explain how to find the data necessary to tap into these valuable resources. Once potential churches are identified, the process of finding the records for that church and time frame will be explained.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Here is an Attendee QuickStart Video on how to quickly join a meeting as an attendee.

Search Records

PGSA’s website redesign and restructuring of its Polish genealogical data is an ongoing process.

In January 27, 2016 we launched our  current website. As a result of ongoing member feedback, we are redesigning the search engine so that it works just like it did on our old website. We plan to implement the new search function in the 1st Q of 2017.  The new search engine will improve access to all of the databases that were previously available on our old website……We have brought online approximately 1.5 million records in 45+ different databases. Upon entering your key word(s) in the search window, the search engine will automatically scan through all of the 1.5M records, A list of those databases will posted shortly, along with an FAQ based on user experience with the new engine,  and questions.

Our goal in re-designing the new search process is to make it as focused and effective as it was with our old website.

Please remember that you can also utilize the website’s A – Z Directory to search for a specific topic.

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