This index was compiled from the “Cemetery Daily Journal” at the rectory of Saint Adalbert Basilica, 212 Stanislaus Street, Buffalo, NY.  There are numerous misspellings contained in the original book.  The person writing the names in the original book wrote the Polish names phonetically, then used the Latin versions for first names.  For complete accuracy, always check the original record book.  When searching for an ancestor, always try using the correct spelling as well as various misspellings.  If you know the actual death date you can search the rear section of the book which is arranged chronologically in order of burial dates.  The index only covers the years 1890 to 1928.  The index also contains many graves that are newer than 1928 and is not 100% complete, but you still might find useful information. (Records after 1928 can be checked with the cemetery office located in Lancaster, NY) These are the only pages of the book which contained the location of graves in the original cemetery.  Listed were the section, line and grave numbers.  Sometimes there can be conflicting locations for graves.  There are cases of two or more names for the same grave.  The original page number is included in our index listing so that persons can always check the original book to settle any discrepancies for spellings, dates or locations.

Please note this index only pertains to the Old Cemetery on Dale Road in Cheektowaga, NY (not the newer cemetery located in Lancaster, NY).  There are three sections covered in the index.

Section J: according to burial dates, this section appears to be the first or oldest section; it is possibly the open field on the left before the row of trees.

Section G: This section has a large number of burials, possibly located to your left as you enter the cemetery.  Unfortunately, it appears only to have three grave markers within the 1890-1903 era (Marchewka, Sadowski and Krysinski).

Section K: this section contains the most grave markers; it is located on the left just past the traffic circle (just past the row of trees begins row one; grave number one is at the fence).

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:  There is no fee to search the database.

You can include email requests for searching 1928 to 1976, but name and approximate death date must be provided because those years are not indexed.