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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Russian Immigrants to Kentucky?

Question from Richard
...concerning the family name Cawn, some of whom settled in the state of Kentucky; near Barbourville, Pineville, Corbin area? Believe they were Russian immigrants. I'm searching for their Russian names, also.

Olive Tree Answer: Hi Richard. I waited to respond to your question, hoping you would send more details as requested - such as a time period! You haven't told me if your family settled in Kentucky in the 1800s, 1900s or.... whenever.

You also haven't told me what sources you have already consulted. So I can only give you a very broad generic answer, and that is to consult census records. I use for USA Census records but you may prefer another method.

After you have found the family in all applicable census records (assuming they arrived after Census records began in 1790), then you can start your hunt for their origins in Russia.

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