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Kaiser asks: I am trying to track my family history, but I am getting stuck. I have found the document from when they came to the U.S. in 1892. The document says they were born in Russia, and their last residence was in a place called Milshin. I can not locate any place called Milshin in Russia. I know that the Russian Empire had much different borders than now, However my guess is that they were Volga Germans being that all their names are very German. Can you help me locate this place called Milshin?
Expert's answer:
I haven't found any info about this place. But it would be helpful to take a look at the documents you have (you can send the pictures of them) and maybe I will be able to check once again.
Robin asks: I've been researching my family history. My great, great grandmother was born in Chestershov, Russia in 1870. This came directly from a ship passenger manifest where she was accompanying her granddaughter (my grandmother) from England to the United States. I can find nothing about a city, town, village by the name of Chestershov. I understand some names have changed over the years, but I can find absolutely no reference to this name or anything remotely close to this name. Any ideas?
Expert's answer:
Unfortunately I could not find any info about "Chestershov". If you have the name of the region/oblast/guberniya of its location, I will provide the contacts of local archives. Also the following site about genealogy in Russia may be useful. This service to translate from Russian.

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