My name is Suryanshi Nayyar and I am currently enrolled in a college course regarding genealogy. My parents moved here in May 2011, to Longmeadow, Massachutsetts. Before that we lived in Sydney, Australia and before that they lived in Chandigarh, Punjab in India until 1993. Since there are not many records of my family online and none in american records, I am having some problems finding information about my family, particularly on my maternal side. My mother's name is Neeta NAYYAR and my father's name is Jiwan Sat NAYYAR. My paternal grandfather's name is Sat Pal NAYYAR and he was born on 2 January, 1936 in Kunja, Pakistan. My paternal grandmother's maiden name was Rag MARWAH and she was born on 7 April, 1942 in Kunja, Pakistan. They were both born in the same village in Pakistan and were married in 1961 in Krukshetra, India. My maternal grandfather's name is Rajinder Kumar BHANOT and he was born on 1 March, 1938 in Jhang Manghiaha, Pakistan. My maternal grandmother's name is Usha PATHAK and was born on 15 July, 1940 in Lahor, Pakistan. They were married in 1961. Both sets of my grandparents migrated to India after India and Pakistan separated.
I am particularily interested in my great grandfather, my mom's mom's father. However I do not know his name, but his last name was PATHAK. I knew that he fought in World War I and World War II. I thought that there might be some war records of him.
I would also be interested in information about my great grandfather, my dad's dad's father. His name was Naranjandas NAYYAR. I know that he also fought in World War II.
Any information about my family would be greatly appreciated. Some other key words are NAYYAR, BHANOT, PATHAK, MARWAH