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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 Gems of Polish Genealogy at the Newberry Library

Date – 20 August 2017 (2pm to 4pm)

Guest Speaker –Grace Dumelle

Location – Schaumburg Township District Library (NW), 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60193

This presentation will also be offered as a Webinar to members and non-members.

Topic – Gems of Polish Genealogy at the Newberry Library

Topic Summary – This presentation will focus on the Polish Women’s Alliance of America (PWAA) records and other little-known sources for Polish genealogy at the Newberry, such as Slownik Geograficzny Krolestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajow Slowianskich [Geographic Dictionary of the Polish Kingdom and Other Slavic Lands] and Mapa Polska, Warsaw: Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny, 1915-1939; including holdings of city directories and histories of U.S. cities where many Poles settled, such as Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Buffalo.

Click here for more information and to register for the webinar.

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.

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Search Records

We’ve completed the third phase, Phase 2.2, of our new search engine launch and now have a total of 33 databases available online. Work has started on the next and final phase, Phase 2.3, of this launch which consists of migrating the Locations/Maps/Towns and Book Review data bases to the new search engine.

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 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. For details on which databases are now available online, 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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