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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“The Polish Connection”

Saturday, May 20 at 12:00 PM
NIU – Naperville campus
1120 E. Diehl Road,
Naperville, IL 60563

Register here:

Part 1: A live webinar broadcast from Warsaw, featuring Mr. Tadeusz Pilat, speaking on Notarial records and cadastral (land record) maps in 19th century Poland.

Part 2: In-person presentation by Mr. Jason Kruski, speaking on technological advances in Polish-American genealogy.

For more information:

Polish National Film Archives (Filmoteka Narodowa) needs your help!

PGSA member Abbey Brewer’s counsin is the Film Collection Manager for the Polish National Film Archives (Filoteka Narodowa) in Warsaw and they are asking for assistance in finding missing Polish films. Filoteka Narodowa, one of the largest film archives in Europe, is charged with protecting national cultural heritage in cinematography and dissemination of film culture.

Click here for more information.

Search Records

PGSA’s redesigned search engine is now online along with 13 selected databases!

The new search engine has been totally redesigned so that it functions exactly as it did on our old website. To accelerate the online availability of the new search engine, called Phase 2.0, we focused our efforts on completing the search engine redesign and decided to migrate our collection of databases in four separate phases — Phase 2.0,  Phase 2.1, Phase 2.2 and Phase 2.3. Consequently, only 13 databases are now available as part of this Phase 2.0 search engine launch. For details on which databases are included in each phase, go to our Databases page.

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 [email protected]


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