Genealogy

The Polonica Americana Research Institute (PARI) is the genealogy department of The Polish Mission.  The institute is a research facility that uses the rich resources of the Central Archives of Orchard Lake, and offers workshops, lectures and seminars on genealogy and Polish heritage.  PARI creates databases and hosts webinars for researchers who can’t visit the campus, and offers fee-based sessions for our guests.  Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about our genealogy and heritage programs.

apgmemberlogocolormedium bcg_large  FGSlogo  historicalSociety2mgclogotransparent

The Polish Mission ov TV!

commercial 1

Click here for photos from the The Polish Mission

team’s second appearance on PBS

Genealogy News

upgs

Four Excellent Genealogy Opportunities!

The Polish Mission is celebrating five years of service to Polonia by participating in three national programs this spring and summer. The Early Bird registration is now open for the 2014 UPGS … [Read More...]

urban

Lt. Col. Matt Urban: A Polish-American Hero.

This post is the home of The Polish Mission's support drive to raise awareness of Lt. Col. Matt Urban, who bears the following distinction from Arlington National Cemetery: "the World War II infantry … [Read More...]

pledge

The Polish Mission on your TV screen!

The Polish Mission returns from our toe-to toe bout with Anderson Cooper, Bill O'Reilley, and Dancing With the Stars to compete for the hearts and minds of television enthusiasts across Michigan and … [Read More...]

genia

Congratulations Genia!

Genia Gorecki is a very familiar face here on the OLS campus.  Through years of dedicated volunteer work, she's become one of our most hard-working volunteers, recognizable by nearly everyone in the … [Read More...]

genia mom

Genealogy Roadshow: A Premiere Event

The Polish Mission presents the DPTV PBS Premiere of the Detroit Episode of Genealogy Roadshow with the POLANIE Dance & Song Ensemble and Traditional Polish Fare Pictured on our poster is … [Read More...]

DPTV

PBS and The Polish Mission

The Polish Mission is partnering this Fall with PBS to bring Polish Heritage and Culture to viewers — our first event was Friday, September 6th. Our Friends of Polish Mission volunteers joined PARI … [Read More...]

megaphone

Broadcasting Live Tonight!

Tune in tonight at 8 pm on Detroit's PBS for The Polish Mission's television debut!  PARI Co-Directors Ceil Jensen, MA, CG, Dr. Hal Learman, and our talented team of volunteers will be working the … [Read More...]

road

Look for us on the road…

Last week, PARI Director Ceil Jensen made a stop at the Michigan Transportation Welcome Center, along I-75 in Monroe, Michigan. The Welcome Center has over a million unique visitors each year. The … [Read More...]

FGS

The Polish Mission / PARI attends FGS 2013 Conference

The Polish Mission and the Polonica Americana Research Institute (PARI) had an outreach booth for “Journey Through Generations” at the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference. It was held … [Read More...]

camera

Genealogy Roadshow – PBS at The Polish Mission

The Polish Mission / PARI has been busy this summer contributing to the new PBS series "Genealogy Roadshow". Our collaboration began with meeting  the research team at the National Genealogical … [Read More...]

More Genealogy News