How to locate father?

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I was born in Montrose, PA. Surname of Benio. I did both Ancestry and 23andme. I have been having multiple cousins come up with a surname of Powers that my grandfather who raised me denies having heard although it was the same town. One cousin even has 1757cM, 49 segments matching to me. I have been searching for information about my unknown father. He was not named on the birth certificate. Everyone denies knowing who he is and my mother refuses to divulge. Any ideas?
in Genealogy Help by Chata Ramage G2G Rookie (220 points)
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1 Answer

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That 1757 match is no cousin. They’re either your half-sibling, or else your uncle/aunt or nephew/niece, or else they’re your grandparent or grandchild. That is, unless you have strange endogamy, like close relatives having children together.
by Barry Smith G2G6 Pilot (135k points)

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