The Dziennik Dla Wszystkich, also known as the Everybody’s Daily, was a newspaper published in Buffalo, New York from 1911 through 1957. The paper contains many death notices of local Polish immigrants. The obituaries usually contained the person’s age, place of birth, as well as names of family members.
We are fortunate to have micro-filmed copies of the Dziennik in several libraries in Western New York. The Society has been indexing the obituaries found in the Dziennik and currently has a database of over 30,000 death notices. Please be aware that this is an on-going project and not all years have been indexed to date. Years completed in full are 1911-1941, with the exception of four months of 1913 (September-December). If you would like to volunteer to assist with the completion of this project, please visit the contact page.
While many volunteers have been associated with this project over the years, we must acknowledge our member Ed Kornowski for his continual dedication to this database.
Copies of death notices are $3.00 per notice for PGSNYS members and $5.00 per notice for all others. Payment should be made by check or money order (include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you cannot accept image copies via e-mail) to:
Attn: Dziennik Lookups
P.O. Box 984
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
PGSNYS has drafted a reference guide if you need assistance with translating your notice.
Live in the Buffalo area? You can avoid the copy fee by looking at microfilmed copies of the Dziennik at the following local facilities:
- 1911-1957 The Buffalo History Museum (formerly The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society), Nottingham Terrace.
- 1930-1957 Downtown Buffalo Library, Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY
- 1930-1941 SUNY @ Buffalo, Amherst Campus, Capen Library Multimedia Center, 2nd Floor.
- 1930-1957 Buffalo State College, E.H. Butler Library