Polak w Ameryce [The Pole in America], was a Polish-language newspaper published in Buffalo, New York, from 1887–1920 by Fr. Jan Pitass, pastor of St. Stanislaus Church. Its production dates span an earlier time period than that covered by the Dziennik dla Wszystkich [Everybody’s Daily]. Newspaper research is important to genealogists because newspaper articles offer insight into the daily lives of our ancestors. Details about their civic contributions, social and professional lives, and community roles, can help add “flesh” to the “bare bones” of names and dates in our family trees.
We have digitized available issues of Polak w Ameryce from microfilm. Digital images will be uploaded to NYS Historic Newspapers, where they will be surname- and keyword-searchable with optical character recognition (OCR). Check back here for further announcements regarding this exciting project!