PHSR is a member of:

Current Rochester Polonia Organizations/Resources

Education and Heritage:


  • Polish Genealogical Society of America – The PGSA website has a great deal of helpful information, including publications and data bases. Society members also offer limited help with research. Increasingly, there are researchers/companies in Poland that provide service to American genealogists, including help with locating and translating records in Poland. The PGSA website lists some of these.
  • A helpful book is “Going Home: A Guide to Polish American Family History Research” by Jonathan Shea (available for purchase on the PGSA website).
  • Polish Genealogical Society of Western New York – Buffalo.
  • Jewish genealogy website.
  • Rochester Genealogical Society – They meet monthly (except in the summer). Their members include people who have been doing genealogical research for many years and are very knowledgeable about how to trace family roots.
  • History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy – a beginner’s guide with lots of links.


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