can someone help me find info about my birth grandfather Cecil Scott? !

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Hi! My name is stephenie and i am looking for information on my dads birth father. My dad and his sister lost their mother in a car accident in the 60s and were sent to a foster home and though were never legally adopted took the name of Denham. Dads birthname is Stephen Eugene Scott and sister name of Terry Lynn Scott. BC had fathers name of Cecil Scott but i cannot find mch of him i need help please
in Genealogy Help by Stephenie Denham G2G Crew (340 points)
If you go to www.familysearch.org and put in Stephen Eugene Scott and his approx age, then click (parents) and put in his father Cecil Scott. Click residence and put in what state you think they lived in.

Then put in no state and try again with Terry Lynn Scott. I tried this and got several results but did not know the state or approx dates.
My fathers name is Cecil Scott. I know he has at least 3 other children. Do you know where he was located at the time? Or how old he would have been?
My great Uncles name was Cecil Ray Scott born in 1924 and died in 2006, married to Mary Ann. Could this be the same Cecil?

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www.familysearch.org is a good place to start.  Using your father and his sister's names.  If you are uncertain about your grandfather actual name is Cecil best to leave his name out as their parent. If age is unknown please use approximate  in a range of  plus/minus 5 years and eventually  expanding it to 10 years plus/ minus scale. You need to know LOCATION as of last residence or which state, county or city as where Stephen was born. Find the newspaper archive article about the car accident as that will provide some clues. Contact Catholic Charities, a church, or other organization that may assist in finding the Foster parents and what agency they used to obtain your father and aunt as Foster children. Also if  your grandfather name was Cecil Scott, then who was his wife.? Maybe obtaining a marriage certificate on Cecil and unknown spouse, then using that may lead you to getting his birth certificate. Generally, prior to the 1960's many community newspapers would edit in their paper "Who and Who was visiting Who or what clubs they were involved in" , also when couples had given birth to a child include father name (spouse first and maiden name) with the son or daughter's birth date. My best guess as to Cecil's birth year would be between 1925 to 1942. Stephen , your father, depending if he recalls how old he was when accident occurred, had to be a minor - under 16. So likely born after 1950 and before 1965.

 

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