Canadian family searches for ancestors who lived in 19th, 20th centuries, locates their graves in Doon & Mussoorie

  • | Sunday | 9th April, 2017

Family records indicated, too, that Emma and James were married in Mussoorie and subsequently moved to the Dalanwala area of the Doon Valley. During research on her family tree, Patricia found that her sons’ great great grandmother, Emma Hobson Cones, lived in India. Eventually, they were rewarded when the gravestone of Emma was located at the Dehradun Cemetery. I must thank this country for preserving our memories.”The search for their relatives’ graves though was a painstaking affair. Dehradun: Traversing a distance of almost 11,500 kilometres from Canada to India, Patricia Robertson, a Canadian academic travelled to the Doon valley along with her sons in the early part of the year with a mission -- to find traces of her in-laws’ family that lived in the 19th and 20th centuries in the Doon valley.

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