I am looking for info on Grace Fairbanks, born circa 1916 in Il.

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by Bruce Veazie G2G6 Mach 6 (63.7k points)
All I have is she gave birth to a son on June 30th, 1932.  the birth record says she was 16 at the time.  she gave the boy up for adoption, that boy was my wife's father.  he has passed away
Holy Moley! THAT is an interesting situation.

Just some things to consider (which you've probably thought about anyway):

1) if you know (or have a good guess) where your father-in-law was born, considering it was 1932, it's likely there's a birth certificate somewhere. It may be a complication with an adoption involved, but it's worth a shot to make some phone calls and write some letters.

2) suggest that your wife take a DNA test and upload the results to (for instance) gedmatch.com; make some assumptions about Grace's birthplace and/or parents; ask everyone that might be a relative to take a DNA test and upload the results to gedmatch.
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Need more information. Does "Il." mean Illinois?  We have people from all over the world who help out so please spell things out. Do you have additional information?

For example: could it be "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N7SZ-68R : 18 May 2016), Grace Fairbanks, 18 Aug 1916; Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, reference/certificate 28435, Cook County Clerk, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,308,610.

You would need more information to put this person into a family

by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (556k points)

Not sure on where Grace was born.  she gave birth to a son on June 30th, 1932, and gave it up for adoption, father unknown.  that boy was my Wife's Dad.  he has since passed away. Kallenhall@yahoo.com

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