Homer Burton Byers had two children with his first wife Virginia Laird. His son, Burton Keith Byers (used the name Keith), was my grandfather. After I learned that Keith died, I ordered his death certificate and saw his father listed as Burton Byers. This information had been provided by my aunt (whom I had never learned of) and was the information the family "knew". I later ordered my grandfather's birth certificate, and that is when I learned that Burton Byers was truly HOMER Burton Byers, born in Ohio.
I found tidbits over the years on Ancestry about Homer, but I didn't have enough info to corroborate some of the items I thought might pertain to him. Then a few years later I ordered Homer's Social Security Number Application (Form SS-5). I was SO excited when I received it in the mail. I now had a birthplace, his father's name, and... mother unknown. WHAT?! Well, that explains why people thought he was adopted.
Stay tuned to see what I found next!