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. These usually contained the person’s age, place of birth, and names of family members.
We are fortunate to have microfilmed copies of the Dziennik in several libraries in Western New York. The Society has been indexing the obituaries and other items found in the Dziennik and currently has a database of over 45,000 entries. Please be aware that some local editions of the newspaper were not available at the time of microfilming (in particular September-December 1913, and several gaps in the 1940s and 1950s) and therefore no notices are indexed for these time frames. This is an ongoing project as we continue to search for missing local editions and add items such as marriage announcements and funeral writeups. 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