Seminar the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

We are happy to inform you that SPPG partnered with the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan during the 43rd Annual Genealogy Seminar held virtually on October 16, 2021.

Our member and the vice-president Michał Jan Marciniak will be the speaker during the Seminar presenting the subject of “Census of the Former Prussian Partition”.

Other presentations during the Seminar will focus on:

  1. “Poles Who Served in Foreign Armies” and “Our Ancestors’ lives in the 1800s and early 1900s”; presented by Piotr Nojszewski, Warsaw, Poland.
  2. “The Why, Who, What, Where, and How to Achieve a Successful Genealogical Research Journey” presented by Deborah Irwin and Elaine Bostwick, Michigan, USA.

More information and link to the registration can be found on site.


Recruitment for genealogy studies 2021/2022 is underway

Recruitment for postgraduate studies in Genealogy is ongoing. Theory and practice, which are once again organized at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw with the participation of the Association of Polish Professional Genealogists. Classes in the 2021/2022 academic year will be carried out remotely via the Teams platform.

You can read more about the studies here.

Among the lecturers, we have a growing number of specialists representing the genealogical community. This fact is very pleasing and at the same time proves that the effort put in and our work so far are appreciated by the institutions we work with. We believe that the level of classes will be higher and higher with each passing year. As the originators of the entire project, we want these studies, in addition to the acquired knowledge, to provide students with specific tools, useful both in their own family research and in conducting commercial research.

Microfilm readers from the Family History Center

On October 13, 2020, at the headquarters of the Family History Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Warsaw, the Presidents of the Management Board of the Association of Polish Professional Genealogists Grzegorz Biłos and Michał Jan Marciniak initialed an agreement regarding modern microfilm readers. The church was represented by his superior in Poland, David Lawrence Chandler. They were accompanied by Magdalena Nowak-Dresler – director of CHR in Warsaw and Mariusz Michalak – chairman of the Association’s Audit Committee.

This equipment will be successively transferred by the Association to selected Diocesan Archives. We hope that in this way we will significantly improve the working conditions of all users of these archives, and that the search for your own roots will be more comfortable and effective.

“About the need for education in genealogical research” – an interview

In the latest issue of the genealogical quarterly More Maiorum, Grzegorz Biłos, the president of The Association of Polish Professional Genealogists, together with pr. prof. Waldemar Graczyk, the dean of the Faculty of Historical Sciences of the UKSW in Warsaw, answer the editorial staff’s questions in an interview on the need for genealogical education.

You can read the interview here.

SPPG representatives at the Genealogical Conference in Brzeg

On September 25-27, 2020, in Brzeg took place the 7th National Genealogical Conference. This edition was completely different than all the previous ones. Despite the sanitary regime, many inconveniences and limitations, the event was successful and kept its identity.

The Association of Polish Professional Genealogists was represented by the presidents: Grzegorz Biłos and Michał Jan Marciniak.

Founding meeting

On April 13, 2019, the founding meeting of the members of the Polish Professional Genealogists Association took place in Warsaw. The day was a follow-up to several months of work on the organization’s goals, idea, articles of association and code of ethics. Polish Professional Genealogists is the first organization of…