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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PGSA - kaleidoscope book

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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Membership


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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NEWS


Polish Immigration to America – When, Where, Why and How

Sun, Aug 14, 2016 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

When did your Polish ancestors immigrate, where did they leave, why did they leave, how did they get here? These are questions we all hope to find the answers. This program discusses the history of Poland and gives some insights to possible answers to the questions about your ancestors’ immigration. All three Polish partitions are covered.

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PGSA 2016 GENEALOGY WORKSHOP – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

“A Primer,” introducing skills and techniques to research your family tree facilitated by seasoned genealogists and PGSA members.

Featuring Michael Mullholland, Local History/Genealogy Librarian, Arlington Heights Library—an expert in general and European genealogical research. And, Ola Heska, genealogist, lecturer, translator, and founder of Heska Worldwide Translations (www.hwwd.com).

Please check back for additional details and updates on the PGSA website and in the PGSA Notebook.

Registration form will be in the Rodziny and on PGSA website soon….
Location: Taft High School 6530 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60631

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Search Records


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

As of January 27, 2016 we have launched our newly developed, custom search engine and have re-loaded all of the many 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.

We designed the new search process to be a smooth and effective process, but if you experience any issues, please give us feedback and let us know. You can send a note to webmaster@pgsa.org. 

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

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