Dziennik Dla Wsystkich Death Notice Database

The Dziennik Dla Wsystkich, 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 30,104 surnames.  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 three months of 1913 (October-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.

We are presently in the process of making it possible for users to search the database directly from our website.  For right now, to search the database please contact: dziennik@pgsnys.org.  There is no fee to search the database.  PGSNYS has drafted a reference guide if you need assistance with translating your notice.

For copies of a death notice, please contact us. the charge for members is $3.00 per notice and the charge for non-members if $5.00 per notice.  Payment should be made by check or money order and should be mailed, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, to: PGSNYS Dziennik, c/o Chuck Pyrak, 12 Grant Road, Snyder, NY 14226..

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 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

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