Invitation from the President

Welcome to the website of the Polish Genealogical Society of Greater Cleveland. Founded in 1992 by a dedicated group of Polish-American citizens with roots in Cleveland, Ohio, our group is dedicated to the preservation of all things Polish and especially the researching of the life history of our ancestors who came before us.

Our membership includes people from all over the United States, from New York to Montana and from Florida to California.  If your ancestor passed through or settled in the Greater Cleveland area, their life records are most likely to be found in our local archives, churches or city government offices.

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at St. Mary's Polish National Church, in the city of Parma, on the south-east side of Cleveland. Our meetings start at 7:00 PM sharp and we have Wi-Fi access which allows our members to utilize their computers while our speaker is making their presentation. We have guest speakers for most evenings with a lively question and answer period to follow. Of course, coffee and pastry are added benefits for those in attendance. The after-meeting chatter can be very interesting as we find ways to BREAK DOWN THAT BRICK WALL.

We produce a multi-page newsletter four times a year, and send monthly e-mails regarding other items of interest, such as the finding of new websites, member findings, available literature, etc.

We invite anyone who is interested in researching their Polish family history, to contact us for further information about our group or, better yet, come see us and find out for yourself what we are all about. 

Ron Kraine