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About Stewart Blandón Traiman

Stewart has gathered a wide breadth of genealogical source knowledge with over 30 years of experience in the field, both online and offline. He speaks on LGBTQ Genealogy, Excel for Genealogists, Citations, and more. He's been blogging about LGBTQ Genealogy since 2018.

LGBTQ Genealogy – Part 13a

By |2021-09-15T05:41:47-07:00September 15th, 2021|

Medical Records

At a recent LGBTQ Genealogy presentation in Ohio, a participant reminded me of another genealogical record source that may lead to clues on LGBTQ history – medical records. Like Police and Prison Records discussed in Part 13, medical records are not generally available to the public. But with […]

LGBTQ Genealogy & Software – Part 6

By |2021-08-15T19:23:00-07:00August 15th, 2021|

LGBTQ Genealogy and Software – a conclusion

Most of us have family constellations that do not conform to having just two parents. We have adoptions, step-relationships, remarriages, children born to unpartnered parents, non-biological relationships, friends that are rise to the level of family members. There are a million combinations of how […]

Digitizing Records

By |2021-07-15T06:15:57-07:00July 15th, 2021|

Preserving Records from the California Genealogical Society

I enjoy genealogy research because it brings forgotten stories back to life. Piecing together a person’s life story using online databases with document images is energizing. One clue leads to another and with luck you’ll come to know who that ancestor was.

Genealogy has been […]

LGBTQ Genealogy & Software – Part 5

By |2021-06-21T05:17:33-07:00June 16th, 2021|

GEDCOM

As I discussed last month, it is possible to have genealogy software that is more LGBTQ friendly. Software that allows for Family History, not just DNA connections. Software that recognizes people have more than two opposite sex parents. A system that allows for recognition and weighting of the real parents, […]

LGBTQ Genealogy & Software – Part 4

By |2021-06-16T21:04:04-07:00May 15th, 2021|

Constellations

If I could design the ideal genealogical software, something that was completely inclusive of LGBTQ people, and everyone else’s differences, I would call it Constellations. The basis of the software is about making connections between people and not just filling in the DNA bloodlines. I will demonstrate that premise in […]

LGBTQ Genealogy & Software – Part 3

By |2021-04-15T20:30:21-07:00April 15th, 2021|

Current Software Do’s and Don’ts

Family constellations, of all kinds, continue to evolve and change. Our genealogical software options have not kept up with these changes. One of the simplest changes would be allowing for the documentation of same-sex relationships. Yet some programs still do not have functionality for this simplest […]

LGBTQ Genealogy & Software – Part 2

By |2021-04-15T04:22:10-07:00February 15th, 2021|

Our Changing World is Not New

Last month I wrote about my family constellation. It is unique and complex, but I am not the only one with a unique and complex mix of people I consider family by DNA, by adoption, by step, by fostering, or by choice. To tell a […]

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