A Beautiful Gift from a Bumblebee

I usually take a break from blogging on Saturday and Sunday, but this time, I must make an exception.  Today I read the blog posting from “Bumblebee Trails,” in which she mentions her search for the grave of my Uncle Tony.  Although I had written about this previously, A Bumblebee Searches for Tony-Random Act of Kindness, I felt I needed to share the search from her point of view.

Please read this blog, which explains how two strangers from different parts of the world- New Zealand and the United States-bumped into each other in the blogosphere and what ensued.  St Petersburg IV – Looking for Tony

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About kjw616

I am a genealogy detective. I have already written one book about my Irish family's journey from 19th century Ireland to the United States- a family history sprinkled with personal anecdotes. My second book was intended to be a similar story about my Russian ancestors. Instead, it turned into a tale of just my father's immediate family. It is the tale of what happens when 6 children from New Jersey are moved to the Soviet Union by their Russian-born parents during the Great Depression. It details who lives, who dies, and who is able to return to NJ during a time when leaving the USSR was not an easy endeavor, particularly during World War II and the Cold War. It is my hope that those interested in history during this time period will find this story fascinating as well as those fellow amateur family historians who will learn some of the tools such as ancestry.com, visits to the National Archives, and local libraries I used to uncover this story.
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