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Buffalo New York Deaths Collection & Index

In the fall of 2020, researcher Janice Wernicki generously donated her project, Buffalo New York Deaths Collection and Index, to the Western New York Genealogical Society. Compiled over the course of twenty years, this important genealogical resource is the result of the painstaking collection, compilation, and indexing of local death listings, death notices, and tributes. 

 

The index contains information on the deaths of approximately 130,000 Western New Yorkers from 1867 to 2015.  This unique collection is available by special arrangement with WNYGS.  

Remember

A STATEMENT FROM COLLECTION CREATOR & DONOR, JANICE WERNICKI

"In memory of

my father,

Robert W. Moran (1917-1967),

my mother,

Lorna Booker Eberle Moran (1909-1997)

my mother-in-law,

Adele Matyjasik Wernicki (1924-1994),

and my father-in-law,

Alphonse Wernicki (1924-1989)

With The Hope That

Their Names and Others 

Will Never Cease

To Be Spoken."

Memorial Red Rose

Search the Death Name Index (1867-2015)

To search for an individual, enter the person's surname and click search.

Table results may contain a large quantity or data.  Please remember to scroll over and down completely.  You may advance the results page by click the < or > arrows at the bottom right of the table.

CODE KEY

+   Item is available in the collection

Part   Part of the item is available in the collection

[Blank Info Column]   Only name listing is available in the collection

A  Article

COT  Card of Thanks

DN  Death Notice

O  Obituary

ROD   Report of Deaths

IM  In Memoriam

Name
Vol. No.
Month
Day
Year
Info
Notes
TITUS - Harry T
V39
12
15
2013
+
Obit
BOOKER-TURNER - Evelyn M Sheila
V37
7
4
2014
+
O
TURNER - Evelyn M Sheila
V38
7
4
2014
+
O
BOOKER-WILSON - Floy Marie
V37
7
10
2014
+
O
WILSON-BOOKER - Floy Marie
V37
7
10
2014
+
O
BRADDEN-SHUPE - Elizabeth Grace
V37
10
16
2014
+
O
SHUPE-BRADDEN - Elizabeth Grace
V37
10
16
2014
+
O
BOOKER-GONZALEZ - Louise Emily
V37
10
18
2014
+
O
GONZALEZ-BOOKER - Louise Emily
V37
10
18
2014
+
O
BOOKER - John William Jack
V37
10
23
2014
+
O
BOOKER-OFFERBECK - April
V38
11
24
2014
+
DN
OFFERBECK-BOOKER - April
V38
11
24
2014
+
DN
BOOKER - Keith Corky
V38
12
26
2014
+
O
MILLER - Lorna Claire
V38
12
27
2014
+
O
BOOKER-MOWAT - Elsie Eileen
V38
1
23
2015
+
O
MOWAT-BOOKER - Elsie Eileen
V38
1
23
2015
+
O
INNES-MOTTERAM - Iris
V38
2
10
2015
+
O
MOTTERAM-INNES - Iris
V38
2
10
2015
+
O
JAGER - Joseph
V38
3
9
2015
+
O
BARTLETT-HOWDEN - Kathleen G
V38
3
16
2015
+
O
HOWDEN-BARTLETT - Kathleen G
V38
3
16
2015
+
O
BEUTLER - Harry I
V38
4
1
2015
+
DN
BUBB-FREEMAN - Paula B
V38
4
29
2015
+
O
FREEMAN-BUBB - Paula B
V38
4
29
2015
+
O
HEINZ-RICHARDSON - Dorothy J
V39
5
14
2015
+
DN
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Ordering A Digital Copy

Items Contained in the Collection:

Death Notices, Obituaries, In Memoriam Pieces, Card of Thanks, Report of Deaths, and Articles  

 

Costs & Instructions

Cost Per Request:              

  • Member                Free

  • Non-Member       $5.00   

To request a digital copy of an item from the collection, email buffalodeaths@wnygs.org with the deceased's name (as listed), the volume number, and date of publication.  Please remember to include your name, email, telephone number, and member number, if applicable, with your request.  A member of the Preservation Team will then confirm that the collection item is available and request payment.  Payment can be made by either:

  • PayPal (Specific payment instructions will be provided.) 

  • Check (payable to "Western New York Genealogical Society") mailed to: WNYGS Buffalo Deaths Collection, Attn: Jennifer Liber Raines, 25 Brompton Ct., Orchard Park, NY 14127.

Once payment has been received, a digital copy of the item will be emailed to you.

All funds received help support the mission of the Western New York Genealogical Society, an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

There are three deaths.

The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time. 

    — David M. Eagleman, author and neuroscientist

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