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wdt_ID Database Number Database Name Category Database Description
1 1 Dziennik Dla Wsystkich Newspaper Index Newspapers & Other "The Dziennik dla Wszystkich ""Everybody's Daily"" was a Polish language daily newspaper published in Buffalo. This paper contained many death notices of local Western New York residents and Polish immigrants, which makes this paper a valuable resource for genealogists researching their Polish ancestors. The newspaper was published from 1911 through 1957 with some months missing and some periods during the 1940s and 1950s not containing any death notices because the Dziennik dla Wszystkich National Editions were microfilmed. Researchers can search for and download articles found in on NYS Historic Newspapers:

The Polish Genealogical Society of New York State began a project in 1999 to index the Dziennik dla Wszystkich under the leadership of Ed Kornowski."
2 2 Black Rock Voters 1929 Newspapers & Other Index to Black Rock Voters 1929.
3 3 Haller Army Newspapers & Other An estimated 20,000 Polish persons answered the call to fight for freedom and the opportunity to regain Poland's independence during World War I in the Polish Army in France (in Polish, Armia Polska we Francyi). They were from among the Polish immigrants who came to America to fight with France. The Polish Army in France was also called "Haller's Army," after the general who commanded it, or the "Blue Army," for the blue uniforms the soldiers wore. The recruitment records are in the custody of the Polish Museum of America.
4 4 Holy Mother of the Rosary PNCC Baptisms 1895-1910 Baptisms Baptism records transcribed from ledgers stored at Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral office (6298 Broadway, Lancaster, NY 14086). Information recorded includes dates of birth and baptism, parents' names, and godparents. Baptismal records were rewritten and may contain errors; original books are lost.
5 5 Holy Mother of the Rosary PNCC Cemetery Burials Cemetery Burials that occurred in Holy Mother of the Rosary Polish National Catholic Cemetery in Cheektowaga, NY. Includes burials extracted from parish records (6298 Broadway, Lancaster, NY 14086) and gravestone inscriptions. Parish funeral records don't start until 1926 and information pre-1926 is very incomplete.
6 6 Holy Mother of the Rosary PNCC Marriages 1896-1953 Marriages Index to church marriage records from 1916-1953 and marriages from Holy Mother of the Rosary Polish National Catholic Church extracted from Erie County marriage records that predate the surviving parish marriage registers. Indexing of HMR marriages in Erie County records is an ongoing project; 1896-1907 have been completed; records may be viewed in the Grosvenor Room at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. Church marriage records are stored at Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral office (6298 Broadway, Lancaster, NY 14086)
7 7 International Institute - Niagara Falls (1919-1933) Newspapers & Other The International Institute of Niagara Falls (New York) was established in 1919 under the auspices of the YWCA. It separated from the YWCA in 1933 and became known as the International Center and Girls Club. Its work was discontinued in 1970. The International Institute was organized after World War I to assist women immigrants assimilate in their new environment. These women were helped in a number of ways, including the naturalization process and obtaining rental residences. Their intake forms have been indexed by surname. Each case file comprised of personal information such as DOB, marriage dates, maiden name, children’s birthdates, etc. CONTACT: Peter Ames 297-4429
8 8 PGSNYS Funeral Cards Prayer Cards & Cemetery Records "The funeral prayer card (obrazki) collection is ongoing project of the PGSNYS. These cards are indexed by surname and the database contains decedents’ relevant information. Both Polish & non-Polish surnamed persons’ cards are accepted. If you would like to submit copies of your prayer card collection for our database index, please contact Prayer cards can also be dropped off at our monthly meetings or mailed to PGSNYS, PO Box 984, Cheektowaga NY 14225. A copy of a prayer card is available by emailing

You may submit prayer/funeral cards using one of the following methods:

MAIL TO: PGSNYS - PO BOX 984 - Cheektowaga, NY 14225-0984

DROP OFF: at any PGSNYS meeting or outreach event

E-MAIL: scanned (jpg. format) images to: Cindy Degain –"
9 9 Polak w Ameryce Death Notices (1886-1920) Newspapers & Other Index to death notices in the Polak w Ameryce newspaper. Copies of death notices may be obtained by contacting PGSNYS (same procedure as Dziennik Dla Wsystkich lookups)
10 10 Polish Midwives Newspapers & Other A listing of Polish-American midwives in Buffalo.

On-Line Databases

The following databases compiled by PGSNYS members are viewable or searchable on-line.

Dziennik Dla Wszystkich Obituary Database

St. Adalbert’s Cemetery Database

Funeral Card Project

Early Polish Midwives in Buffalo, NY

Surname Index

1930 Census Immaculate Heart of Mary Orphan Asylum Inmates

Przewodnik Handlowy Database

Off-Line Databases

The following databases are currently available for searching at PGSNYS meetings or public events.  Follow the links below to learn more about the content of the database.

Buffalonians in the Polish Army

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