I received the following publicity statement from the Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) about their upcoming meeting that will take place at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, Chicago, IL on Sunday, February 8, 2015 starting at 2 PM.
The PGSA is inviting anyone interested in Polish genealogy to attend the program and get to meet other members of the society.
The formal presentation will be a free screening of the documentary film “The Fourth Partition, “Czwarta Dzielnica”. The documentary is about Polish-American immigrants at the turn of the 20th century, directed by Adrian Prawica and written by Rafal Muskala and Adrian Prawica.
Over 4 million Poles immigrated to the U.S. between 1870 and 1920 in search of a better life. Chicago was the center of Polish culture and political activism in
America. Here Poles built communities, churches, and most of all, aided their
beloved Poland in her fight for independence. They worked in some of the most
dangerous factories and mills in the United States. Learn more about your
immigrant ancestors’ daily lives. The film features rarely shown photographs and film of the period. (Shown in English with Polish subtitles.)
Director, editor, and cinematographer Adrian Prawica will be in attendance to
answer your questions after the screening. Born in Lodz, Poland, Adrian
immigrated to the United States at the age of ten. A graduate of Loyola University Chicago, he started in event videography and public access television at age 25, then moved into advertising and documentary work.
The society has recently been having its quarterly programs at a variety of locations in Chicago and suburbs over the recent years rather than just at its main location in the city of Chicago, IL.
Here is a PDF flyer I received from the society that describes the program for the gathering:
You can also visit the society’s website and discover who they are and what resources are offered to those interested in Polish genealogical research. You can visit the website at:
Consider attending this program and learn about the PGSA and its membership. Also take the opportunity to discover the Copernicus Center in Chicago, IL and how it connects to the Polish presence in Chicago..
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