The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston and the Polish Genealogical Society Massachusetts recently held their first joint program at the Goodenow Library in Sudbury. The program, Polish Books of Residents and Other Valuable Polish Resources, drew a large audience who came from as far away as New Hampshire and Pennsylvania for this special event.


Polish genealogical research experts Julian and Fay Bussgang described the many valuable genealogical resources in Poland beyond vital records, some of which are now available online.  To find the link to Fay Bussgang’s two-page handout, “Useful Websites and Addresses for Polish Genealogical Research” online go to
JGSGB’s next program is Galician Portraits: Jews, Gentiles and Emperors, May 15, 1:30 pm at Temple Emanuel, Newton. The speaker is Dr. Andrew Zalewski. For more information go to
_____________________May 1, 2016 Photos _______________________
Fred Zimloch, President of the Polish Genealogical Society Massachusetts (PGSMA), Heidi Urich, President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB), and Speakers Fay and Julian Bussgang (May 1, 2016)
Steve Gordon, Leader of JGSGB’s Poland Special Interest Group, Howard Fink, Web Coordinator, JRI-Poland and Leora Tec, Founder and Director of Bridge To Poland. Howard Fink donated the 1929 Polish Business Directory to the Poland Genealogical Society of Massachusetts Library. (May 1, 2016)


Front row: Meredith Hoffman (JGSGB) , Barbara Kulig (PGSM), Terri Colelli, Secretary of PGSMA, Norman Spencer, Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society (WMJGS). Back row: Fred Zimloch, President of PGSMA, Heidi Urich, President of JGSGB, Edward Dzielinski, Director of PGSMA. (May 1,  2016)


Heidi Urich, President of JGSGB ( and Barbara Kulig, Treasurer of the Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts ( (May 1, 2016)