Today I turned to newspapers.com, where I found two interesting articles. The first is dated July 12, 1945, and is from the Bridgewater, NJ Courier–News. Because I do not have the extended subscription to this service, I am unable to read it, so I am waiting for the assistance from someone on my ancestry.com Facebook group. I am excited to see what turns up, because the piece of the title which I am able to see is “Russian Visit.” Very intriguing!
The second article is also on newspapers.com, dated December 16, 1932, from The Montana Butte Standard. I used an alternate spelling of my name to retrieve this, which I have been able to pull up in its entirety. (Clearly, the Montana Butte Standard is not as valuable as the Courier-News.)
Who the heck was Donna Burns Wardamsky? Trust me, my name is so unusual that I am positive that anyone with that name must be a relative. My only family in the United States were descendants of my father, so now I need to turn to my genealogy skills and figure out who was the mysterious uncle or cousin she married and what happened to him.
I will be taking some time off during the next few weeks while I recover from hip-replacement surgery, which I will having on Monday. There will be lots of time for reading and researching while I am recovering, so the next time I post, I hope to have the answers about “Aunt/Cousin Donna.” I also expect to reveal what was in that 1945 “Russian Visit” news articles.
Take care for now!