It is an incredible announcement about MANY genealogy/history trips they are offering to POLAND in 2019.
One important note … YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE POLISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE TRIPS! TRIPS ARE OPEN TO ANYONE INTERESTED.
Here is the text of what they sent with a direction included in the text to visit their website specific to information about the variety of trips to Poland they are offering:
The Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) is pleased to announce, as part of its 40th anniversary year, several genealogical/history tours of Poland.
3 tours focus on the Prussian partition
2 tours focus on Galicia, the Austrian-Hungarian partition
With dates in May, June and September, and three tours that repeat, you are provided with eight opportunities.
PGSA has worked with three of the most experienced genealogical research and tour providers in Poland to create itineraries with special advantage to the family historian. In addition to many great sites in Poland, each tour includes visits to ecclesiastical and civil archives, ethnographic parks and cultural museums. You will learn what archives hold and how to work with them, and experience how your ancestors lived their daily lives.
Each tour is limited to only 15 to 18 people to maximize your contact with the genealogist guide and to be close to the action at every stop. To expand your experience, you have the option with each guide company to append personal research or visits to family towns before or after the PGSA tour.
For details, visit our website: www.pgsa.org. Click on the “PGSA 2019 Poland Genealogy Tours” box for links to the day-by-day itinerary for each tour and everything you need to reserve your place.
Robert M. Pine
Board of Directors
Polish Genealogical Society of America
Here is the actual link within the PGSA website that gives all of the detail for each of the trips and the cost per person for each trip. (Please note that I looked at one of the trips and at the very end it did note that the airfare to and from Poland was not included in the guided tour cost. So keep that in mind that it looks like you will arrange airfare connections/costs on your own to get to Poland and return back from Poland over and above the published prices for the tours in the PGSA printed descriptions.)
Some societies and groups offer perhaps one trip to a foreign country for those interested in connecting their ethnicity to that particular country. I have never heard of offering so many varieties of trips from one organizations to match the interests of different researchers!
For those of you that are interested in your Polish Roots, first off, become a member of the PGSA! You can’t lose! Full disclosure, my research interests are Polish and I am a member of the PGSA. Membership will make you aware of such society offerings that are incredible!
These are amazing trips with so many options covering so many areas of Poland that may match to your own family connections.
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