Upcoming Genealogy Classes

The Western Mass Roots Team is on the road again!  Our Fall and early Winter class schedule is as follows:

The Richmond Public Library in Richmond, MA on Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26 and October 3 and 10.  Class times are 4 pm to 6 pm

The Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield, MA on Tuesdays, October 15, 22, 29 and November 12 and 19.  There will be two sessions:  2 pm to 4 pm and 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm.

The North Adams Public Library on Mondays, November 25 and December 2, 9, 16 and 23.   Class times are 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm.

Registration and other information is available on our CLASSES page.  Watch our newsletter, website and Facebook page for updates.

Polish Language Classes – September 2019

The World Language Academy, a program of the Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast, is again sponsoring ten week Polish language classes this Fall beginning on September 18, 2019.

Introductory Polish Level 1, Part 1 will be held on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. (This class is for adults who have no or little knowledge of the language.)

Introductory Polish Level 1, Part 2 will be held on Wednesdays from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (This class is for individuals who have completed Part 1 or its equivalent.)????

Cost is $150 per person, per class.

PLACE: Polish National Alliance, 37 Ward Street, New Britain (off Farmington Avenue)

TEXT:  Polski Krok Po Kroku. Coursebook for Learning Polish as a Foreign Language by Iwona Stempek, et al. Available on line at amazon.com and from other on-line merchants.

** Our classes are purposely kept small to insure that each student gets individualized attention.


The instructor is a university professor of foreign languages and holds Connecticut teacher certification in several foreign languages as well as English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education. He is also an accredited genealogist.

Speaking the language will enable you to communicate with relatives in Poland and familiarize you with the grammar of the language which will help in reading records from Poland that you will encounter in the course of your research.

Please note: If there is an insufficient number of students for either class session, the class will be cancelled or postponed.

To register, please email Diane Szepanski, Event Coordinator at Szepanski3@cox.net.

Please make checks payable to PGSCTNE.

Classes in Richmond, MA, Coming in September!

The Western Mass Roots Team will be holding a five session genealogy class program at the Richmond Free Public Library in Richmond, MA on Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26 and October 3 and 10, 2019 from 4 to 6 pm. Topics covered will include Ancestry, FamilySearch, Ellis Island immigration records using StevenMorse.org, naturalization and citizenship, and the US Census.

Contact the Richmond Library at (413) 698-3834 for further info and to sign up.

Keep track of upcoming WMARE classes in your area by visiting https://wmarootsevents.com/classes.