Toledo Polish Genealogical Society
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Message from our President

Welcome to the Toledo Polish Genealogical Society website.  If you have visited our website before, you will notice we have expanded and have added some Toledo Polish Catholic Church histories with more to come.  This past year we were out in the community by taking a Field Trip to Calvary Cemetery, participating in the Polish Festival (Lagrange St.), and selling Elder-Beerman booklets for and during their Community Days sale. We also had a member participate in the PACT Kielbasa Cook-off. Another member, Rosemary A. Chorzempa released an updated version of her book POLISH ROOTS.

The 2016 calendar is now posted to the web site for you to review or print (using the print icon in the upper right corner of the page). Please note that we will be having a table at the Genealogical Society of Monroe County 38th Annual Spring Seminar on March 28, 2015. Our Calvary Cemetery tour in May this year will feature Prominent Poles from the Toledo, Ohio area. We will also be having the annual picnic in July at St. Michael's School. New this year, we will be volunteering our time July thru September at the 577 Foundation’s Once-Read Book Center. We will post more details on this fundraising opportunity after we receive the 577 Foundation schedule. Currently, we are investigating a road trip in August, please check back for more information. Hope to see you at the St. Hyacinth Festival this year. Please note that the November meeting has been moved to the 2nd Saturday due to when Thanksgiving falls this year. There is sure to be at least one meeting/event that interests you and our hope is that you will join us for a monthly meeting.  You can also join or renew with TPGS by clicking on the MEMBERSHIP tab above.

Our Society started with a few energetic people back in 2002.  We have continued to grow and outgrew the space we had at St. Hedwig School and moved to a larger one at St. Michael School in 2013. We have an excellent research library, which keeps expanding and have been able to find a lot of our elusive Ancestors.  We have also been successful with our Brickwall Projects, which has been a big hit with the members.  Come, join us and we can hopefully help you find yours.

Thank you for visiting our website.

Ruth Koons

2014-2015 President

Note:  The Toledo Polish Genealogical Society is a 501c3 non-profit organization for genealogists who are researching ancestors in Poland, or Polish-Americans in the Toledo, Ohio area. Our goal is to collect, disseminate and preserve information through education, research and discussions at our meetings. This information can be used to help our members add to their family trees.