Research from Kazakhstan.
My name is Carolyn Ward and I have just found this section and am wondering if anyone can help me or provide some suggestions as to where to go from here.
I am trying to find the family of my great grandfather who was born in Alma Atty in what is modern day Kazakhstan but what was Russia in 1853 when he was born. His name is John Ambrose Searant and he had an older brother Alexander who married Martha. We know nothing of his parents or any other siblings and therefore, everything has stopped at him. We believe that the family were of French origin so the spelling of the last name can be the french Serrant / Serant / or Серант in Kazakh. Searant is the Australian spelling. There has been a contributor to My Heritage who has been researching the Серант name in Kazakhstan and has put up 4 generations dating back from a death in 2016. However, much of their research has no dates. I have tried contacting them but have received no reply. I have also found some references to Serrant's in France with names common to our family - Ambrose, Alexandre, and, if the family on My Heritage is connected, there are also a number of Theodore's and Constantine's.
Can anyone offer any insights about where to go from here - I will be very thankful if I can finally move ahead with this family.