Polish Research

Materials Available for Polish Family History Research in the SSGHS Library.

We are a non-lending library – all research must be done on site and there is a $3 fee for non-members use of the library. Become a member for free access to the library.
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Additional materials on Poland and Polish Research can be found in the Pamphlet File.

943.8 A-CHO Polish roots  Korzenie Polskie / by Rosemary A Chorzempa. — Baltimore : Gen Pub Co, 1993. 240 p  maps  illus  paper
943.8 A-HOF Polish surnames : origins and meanings / by William F. Hoffman. — Chicago : Polish Genealogical Society of America, n.d. 295p  index
943.8 A-KON Polish family research / by J. Konrad. — Munroe Falls , OH : Summit Publications, 1987. 72p  maps  paper Revised edition.
943.8 A-OBA Bibliography for genealogical research involving Polish ancestry / by Thaddeus J Obal. — Hillsdale , NJ : Thaddeus Obal, 1978. np   paper
943.8 A-WEL Tracing your Polish roots / by Maralyn A Wellauer. — Milwaukee ; the author, 1979 87 p  illus   paper
943.8 D-BEI Dictionary of Jewish surnames from the Kingdom of Poland / by Alexander Beider. Teaneck , NJ : Avotaynu, 1996. 570 p
943.8 D-HIS Historical bibliography of Polish towns, villages, and regions (except Warsaw and Krakow ). — Chicago : Polish Genealogical Society, 1990.
943.8 D-OBA Polish family tree surnames / by Thaddeus J Obal. — Hillsdale , NJ : Thaddeus Obal, 1975-1983. 5 vol  paper  Library has vols:1-2, 3,4,5.
943.8 D-ORT Polish parish records of the Roman Catholic Church their use and understanding in genealogical research / by Gerald A. Ortell. — Chicago : Polish Genealogical Society, 1996.
943.8 H-MIK Six years ‘til Spring: a Polish family’s odyssey / by Teresa Mikosz-Hintzke. San Jose , CA : Authors Choice Press, 2001. 366 p  paper
943.8 H-MIZ Great men and women of Poland / edited by Stephen P. Mizwa. — New York : Macmillan Co, 1942. 397p  illus  index
943.8 H-NOB Nobility of the Polish commonwealth. — Anneslie , MD : Polish Nobility Association Foundation [1996] 48 p  ill  maps  paper
943.8 H-THO Polish peasant in Europe and America / William I. Thomas and Florian Znaniecki; ed. & abr. by Eli Zaretsky. — Urbana : University of IllinoisPress, 1984.
943.8 T-LIT Latin Church in the Polish Commonwealth in 1773 / by Stanislaw Litak. — Chicago : Polish Gen Soc , 1990. 42 p  maps  paper
943.8 T-MUL Roman Catholic parishes in the Polish People’s Republic in 1984 / by Lidia Mullerowa. — Chicago : Polish Genealogical Society, 1995.
943.8 T-NAS Nasza ojczyzna: szkolny atlas historyczny [our home school atlas (of Poland )] — Wroclaw , PO : Panstowe Predsieb Cartographic Publishing, 1989. 24 p paper. [in Polish]
943.8 T-POG Poland a historical atlas / by Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski. — Revised edition. — NY: Dorset Press, 1987. 32 p  maps  index
943.8 Z-CHO Dok lodny slownik Polsko-Angielski i angielsko- poliski / by Alexandra Chodzki. — Chicago : Polish American Book Co, nd.
943.8 Z-FRA Translation guide to 19th century Polish- language civil-registration documents / by Judith Frazin. — Second edition. — Northbrook , IL : Jewish Gen Society of Illinois , 1989.  311p
943.8 Z-GRZ Langenscheidt’s pocket Polish dictionary English-Polish Polish-English / by Tadeusz Grzebieniwoski. — sl : Langenscheidt, nd. 807 p
973.09438 BRO Polish Americans, 1854-1939 / Andrzej Brozek. — Warsaw , Poland : Interpress, 1985. 274 p  illus  index  paper
973.09438 BUL Bulletin of the Polish Genealogical Society of America . — Chicago : Polish Genealogical Society of America , 1992- . Periodical
973.09438 CHO Index to the newsletters, journals, bulletins of the Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1979-1996 / compiled by Rosemary A. Chorzempa, George Wieslaw Helon, & William F. Hoffman.
973.09438 GOL Study of obituaries as a source for Polish genealogical research / by Thomas E. Golembiewski. — Chicago : Polish Genealogical Society, 1984. 63 p  illus  glossary  paper
973.09438 HAI Polish past in America / by Miecislaus (Mieczyslaw) Haiman. — Chicago : Polish Museum of America , 1974. 178 p  paper  illus  maps
973.09348 MIL Millennium of the Polish People: one thousand years of Christianity 966-1966.—s.l.: Committee for Observance of the Millennium of Poland’s Christianity, c. 1996.  160 p  paper
973.09438 PIE One hundred years going : a history of the Polish Falcons of America, 1887-1987 / by Donald E. Pienkos. — Boulder , CO : East European Monographs, 1987.  348p  photos index
973.09438 PIE PNA: a centennial history of the Polish National Alliance of the United States of America / by Donald E. Pienkos. — Eastern European Monographs. — New York : Columbia University
973.09438 POL Polish Genealogical Society newsletter. – Chicago : Polish Genealogical Society, 1978- .  Periodical Library has vol 3:1- .
973.09438 ROD Rodziny: the journal of the Polish Genealogical Society of America. — Chicago : Polish Genealogical Society, 1977- . Periodical     Library       has vol 21:1 -.
973.09438 SAN Polish-American community life: a survey of research / by Irwin T. Sanders and Ewa T. Morawska. — Boston : Boston University , 1975.
973.09438 SOU Souvenir album of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America for the Centennial and 51st National Convention. — Chicago : Polish Roman Catholic Union of America , 1974.
973.09438 VAL Haller’s Polish army in France / by Paul S. Valasek. — sl: Whitehall Printing, 2006. 432p  illus  index  paper
973.09438 WYT Poles in America / by Joseph A. Wytrwal. — Minneapolis , MN : Lerner Publications, 1974. 84 p  illus  index
977.2 H-IND Indiana Poles in the bicentennial year of the United States 1976. Munster , IN : Bicentennial Committee, Polish American Congress, 1976. 80 p paper
977.289 D-SZY Polish marriage applicants St. Joseph County , Indiana 1905-1915 / by Gene Szymarek and G. Lucky Ladewski. Bowie , MD : Heritage Books, 1988. 212 p  paper
977.299 H-PIG Unshod: the men of Carmel / by Carmen Peter Pignatiello. s.l.: Pigniatiello Enterprises, 1981. 88p paper.  [Discalced Carmelites of Munster ,IN ]
977.311 D-CIT Chicago’s Polish population / City of Chicago Dept of Development & Planning . – Chicago : the author, 1976. 38 p
977.311 D-GOL Index to Polish American family biographies / by Thomas Golembiewski. Chicago : Polish Genealogical Society, 1982. 20p  paper
977.311 D-HOL Index to the obituaries and death notices appearing in the Dziennik Chicagoski / compiled by Thomas L. Hollowak and William F. Hoffman. –Chicago : Polish Gen Soc, 1984-91  5 vols  paper
977.311 D-POL Polish directory for the city of Chicago 1903. Chicago : Polish Genealogical Society, 1981. 39p paper
977.311 D-POL Polish Yellow Pages 1997-1998.  Chicago : Caesar Lapa Advertising, 1997. 210p paper [In Polish]
977.311 H-KAN Polish-American politics in Chicago 1888-1940 / Edward R. Kantowicz. – Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1975. 260p  index
977.311 H-OZO Polish settlers in Chicago / by Joann Ozog and Kathryn Rosypal. Chicago : Polish Museum of America , 2007. 40p paper
977.311 H-PAC Polish immigrants and industrial Chicago: workers on the South Side, 1880 – 1922 / by Dominic Pacyga. Chicago : University of ChicagoPress, 2003. 298p paper
977.311 H-PAR Polish Catholics in Chicago , 1850 – 1920; a religious history / by Joseph John Parot. DeKalb , IL : Northern Illinois University Press, 1981. 298p paper
977.311 H-POL Poles of Chicago 1837-1937. — Chicago : Polish Pageant, 1937. 256 p  plus I-XI   illus  index Separate everyname index by Rea Reed
977.311 H-POL Poles of Chicago 1837-1937 (an index) / indexed by Rea Reed. — South Holland , IL : SSGHS, 1995.   28 p   paper every name index to Poles of Chicago 1837-1937,
977.311 H-ST B St. Bruno Church golden jubilee celebration 1925 -1975. sl: sn, 1975. 136p   [church located at 47th & Harding, Chicago ]
977.3151 H-ST J St. Joseph [Catholic] Church history. s.l.: s.n., n.d. [contains 75th anniversary book] [ South Chicago ]
977.3161 H-ASS Assumption BVM history. s.l.:s.n, n.d 3 vols. [including 25th and 50th anniversary books and clippings ][ West Pullman area of Chicago ]
977.3161 H-ST S Saint Salomea [Catholic] Church History. s.l.: s.n., n.d. [contains 75th anniversary booklets and clippings] [West Pullman area of Chicago ]
977.3164 H-ST C S.S. Cyril and Methodius Church Lemont, Illinois history. s.l.: s.n., n.d. [contains centennial booklet (1984)]
977.3167 H-ST A St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church history. s.l.: s.n., n.d. 2 volumes [ Calumet City , IL ]
977.3168 H-ST J St. Joseph Catholic Church history. s.l.: s.n., n.d. 10p paper [ Chicago Heights , IL ]
977.3168 H-WOZ Growing up Polish a history of the Polish pioneers in Chicago Heights / by John W. Wozny. — Steger , IL : “Growing Up Polish”, 1993. 2 vols  illus  paper
977.423 H-JEN Detroit ’s Polonia / by Cecile Wendt Jensen. Charleston , SC : Arcadia Press, 2005. 128p paper
977.5 H- ETH Poles in Wisconsin .  s.l.: State Historical Society of Wisconsin , 1979. 49p paper
977.6365 H-RAD One community one church two towns: the Poles of Southwestern Minnesota / by John Radzilowski. Marshall , MN : department of History, Southwestern State University , 1991. 26p paper
CD/943.8 T-SLO Geographical dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland . Chicago : Polish Genealogical Society of America , 2003.
V-T/943.8 POL Polish genealogy. — Family Historian #32 — . West Caldwell , NY : Stephen Conte, nd. Video tape  30 minutes Narrated by Stephen Conte