Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) Will Be Having Their November 15, 2015 Meeting/Program at 2 PM At The Arlington Heights Memorial Library; The Program Title Is “Poland In World War II” Presented By James Pula; Program Will Also Be Presented As A “Live” Webinar” For Those Unable To Attend In Person

Hi Everyone!

PGSA Logo Clip ArtI received the following publicity statement from the Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) about their upcoming meeting that will take place at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL on Sunday, November 15, 2015 starting at 2 PM.

The PGSA is inviting anyone interested in Polish genealogy to attend the program and meet other members of the society in attendance.

The formal presentation is titled “Poland in World War II”.  The presenter is James Pula.

The program is also being presented as a “live” webinar for those that cannot attend in person.  The PDF flyer noted below provides information on how to register for the webinar if you would like to participate in that manner.

Poland was the first nation to fight against German aggression in World War II and contributed the fourth largest contingent of Allied armed forces behind only the United States, United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union. It also contributed the largest, and arguably most effective, underground resistance movement during the European conflict.

This presentation will discuss Polish contributions to the Battle of France, the Allied campaigns in Narvik (Norway) and North Africa, in Italy, France, the Netherlands, and on the Eastern Front. Learn about the role of the Polish air force and the often overlooked participation of the small but effective Polish navy.

Learn about the Polish contributions to solving the German enigma coding machine that was essential to the Allied victory, the Home Army’s significant contribution to solving the problem of attacking the German flying bombs, and other intelligence and sabotage operations.

Guest speaker, James Pula, is a Professor of History at Purdue University. He has authored more than a dozen books and is the editor of the Polish American Encyclopedia and the academic journal Polish American Studies.

There is ample parking and light refreshments will be served.

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:

Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) Flyer For November 15, 2015 Program

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:

Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) Website

Consider attending this program and learn about the PGSA and its membership as well as the topic being presented for this event.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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