How can i find out the names of my grandfathers deceased parents?

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Im trying to trace native American roots, mostly on my papas side. But he has been gone since 1998, he was cremated so no burial site, and he didn't know father or mother. How can I find out this information, please I have been searching forever!! I am stuck
in Genealogy Help by Living Adams G2G Crew (550 points)
retagged by Michael Stills
To get a place to start the research work, you could share the full name of your father, his birth year and location, & marriage year and location. has extensive information and is a free site, so you could start there. I will be glad to explore if there is some information to work with.
If you grandfather was born before 1940 and living in the US, he should be in the US Census. Search with his name and birth year and place of residence
I'm in the same situation. I had no luck with familysearch.. I am trying to track down my grandfather's parents. I know that My great grandfather was Christenson from Sweden and my great grandmother was Carlson (or visa versa) from Norway. Emmigrated to Minnesota.  My grandfather's name was Melvin Leroy Christ (Crist) changed during 1940 censun. He was born December 1, 1894.  Died July 5, 1957. Chicago Illinois
Even if there was a cremation, the ashes could be in a location that is useful to your quest. I know of others who were cremated and the ashes are in a church.

In order to answer your question there needs to be more specific information to solve the puzzle. What year was your father born, married and when did he pass on? What is the location county and or city where each of these events took place?
You may want to see about finding genealogists at WikiTree who specialize in research for Sweden and those who specialize in Norway.

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Start adding what you know about your parents and grand parents, create their profiles as Frank is suggesting.  We need details to better help you.

Also, try reaching out to our Native American Project for help.

by Michael Stills G2G6 Pilot (535k points)

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