I'm trying to find the birth parents of Edna (Scott) DeBoer born in approximately 1915 and Died approximately 1985

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Edna DeBoer, believed to be Edna Scott, believed to have lived in New Mexico when she gave birth to my Father, Jerry Eugene DeBoer (born in Albuquerque New Mexico) Oct.1938-July.1999. It is believed that she remarried later to Jacob DeBoer who then adopted my dad his birth sirname (believed to be Miles?) It is believed that they moved to Oklahoma, then Michigan, then believe the live in Illinois when she died in about 1985. Any help trying to find my dad's sirname at birth or any relationships between Edna and her other family members.
in Genealogy Help by Mark DeBoer G2G Crew (790 points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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Mark,  I don't know if this will be any help at all, but this link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPL-HZYZ  gives a bit of information about an Edna Marie DeBoer who died on February 11, 1989 in Springfield, Illinois at the age of 71.  It says she was born on March 14, 1917 in "Christopher" (no other place name given).  This may not be your relative, but there are a couple of "Scott" surnames associated with this (apparently it's info from an obituary, but I don't have access to that without paying).  Also another associated name is "Eugene" (no last name given.

It's probably a wild goose chase, or information you already have, but I hope someone can help, if this is a dead end or not connected to your search.  

by R. Greenup G2G6 Mach 6 (66.3k points)
selected by Mark DeBoer
Thank you! This is the right Edna. I now have the names of her parents as well. Now to try and find out who my biological grandfather is/was? We know my father, Jerry Eugene DeBoer was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Edna but we are unsure if she was married prior to Jacob DeBoer or not? We were told my dads biological fathers sir name was Miles.


I sure hope you're able to track down your biological family on your dad's side.  I wonder if you add an "adoption" tag to this question, if you might attract someone's attention who has more experience with tracking down adoption-type records.

I suspect you already found Edna's Findagrave site at https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=182703557 .  I noticed that Edna did not marry Jacob DeBoer until 1945, so Edna and your father, Jerry Eugene, must have lived for 6-7 years somewhere with some other last name before she and Jacob DeBoer were married. 


How do I add the adoption tag? It's probably right in my face but I'm looking past it?

I think when you initially post a question, there is a spot to add tags down at the bottom. It must be harder to do at this point.  I noticed that someone (Ellen Smith) retagged your question.  (The tags are those words with white print in a green box that are showing up below your query now).  I'm not sure how she did that, or I'd do it for you.  Tagging is a way of getting the attention of those who would be most interested in certain topics, so someone is more likely to answer your question.  

I think, in order to "stir up" more interest, you should pose your question again, giving the additional information that you are sure of now (like Edna's name, her parents, where she lived, etc., and anything else you can add that might give clues to others.  Then see if there's a spot down below (before you actually post the new question), to add "tags".  (I think it will be right below the post you are composing.)

Add "adoption", and the tags "Scott" "Miles" "Debour" -- and maybe throw in some states you think might be involved.in your family's history again as tags (if you can figure out how when you post again.)

If THAT doesn't work, just ask a different question:  "how to add tags to G2G post" and see if someone else has a better answer about how to do that..I wish I was better at all of this, too!


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