Polish Genealogy Seminar


Kris Rzepczynski

Researchers interested in their Polish roots are faced with a unique set of challenges; from the language to the infinite spelling variations, and the shifting bourndaries on the map.  This program will explore these challenges, review important American sources, both print and online, and describe research strategies that can shed light on your ancestral town in Poland.

Saturday, October 12,2013  11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Main library McMaster Center (second floor)

325 Michigan Street, Toledo  OH

**registration is required**

For more information, or to register for this seminar, call the Local History and Genealogy Department at 419-259-5233, or visit

Parking is free

About the speaker: Mr. Rzepczynski is currently a senior archivist at the Archives of Michigan.  Kris worked for 12 years at the Library of Michigan as the Michigan/Genealogy Coordinator.  He holds an MLIS from Wayne State University and an MA in History from Western Michigan University.  He has presented at national, state and local conferences, including National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies, Ohio Genealogical Society and for dozens of local genealogical societies.  He is also a past president of the Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society.

The 24th Annual Dozynki dinner, sponsored by The Toledo Poznan Alliance will be held on Sunday, October 26th.  Please join TPA at the Franciscan Center on the campus of Lourdes University at 12:30 PM for this special event.

This year’s program includes:


Echoes of Poland Song and Dance Ensemble

Authentic Polish dinner catered by Malczewski

Recognition of Polish American Community of Toledo (PACT) scholarship winner

Open bar/silent auction/raffle (baked goods)

Tickets are $30 per person.  Please make checks payable to Toledo Poznan Alliance.  Send check to:  Rosalie Hinde, 2909 Spring Water, Toledo  OH  43617.

A $100 donation includes two tickets to the Dozynki Celebration and your name in the Dozynki program.