LGBTQ Genealogy – Part 15a

By |2023-11-19T08:22:48-08:00June 14th, 2023|

Happy Pride Month Everyone!!

This is a month to honor all LGBTQ+ folk past, present, and future. As genealogists and family historians, when we encounter individuals in our family trees that raise our rainbow flag or set off our “gaydar,” it’s crucial to pay attention to that intuition and delve deeper. […]

They / Them Pronouns

By |2023-11-19T07:54:54-08:00March 15th, 2023|

Using “They” or “Them” as pronouns is the appropriate and respectful choice for non-binary individuals or anyone who identifies with these terms. I candidly admit that adapting to what my mind perceives as plural terms has been challenging. It’s not a resistance to acknowledging preferred pronouns; rather, it’s the need […]

Archoral for Genealogy Inclusivity

By |2023-11-18T21:56:00-08:00February 15th, 2023|

A Glimpse into Archoral: Empowering Diversity in Genealogy

After presenting “LGBTQ Genealogy” at the National Genealogical Society (NGS) conference in Sacramento in May 2022, a vibrant discussion unfolded among a small group of attendees who lingered for a post-session discussion. Among them was Kate Guanci, the CEO and founder of

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LGBTQ Genealogy – Part 13a

By |2023-11-18T21:19:48-08:00September 15th, 2021|

Medical Records

During a recent LGBTQ Genealogy presentation in Ohio, a participant reminded me of an additional genealogical record source that could provide insights into LGBTQ history – medical records. Similar to the discussion on Police and Prison Records in Part 13, medical records are generally not accessible to the […]

LGBTQ Genealogy & Software – Part 6

By |2023-11-18T20:56:53-08:00August 15th, 2021|

LGBTQ Genealogy and Software – A Conclusion

Our families often have configurations that extend beyond the traditional two-parent model. Adoptions, step-relationships, remarriages, children born to unpartnered parents, and non-biological connections are just a few examples of the diverse ways people come together to form a family. However, the genealogical software currently […]

LGBTQ Genealogy & Software – Part 5

By |2023-11-18T20:30:49-08:00June 16th, 2021|


Last month, we delved into the possibility of having more LGBTQ-friendly genealogy software. A software that goes beyond DNA connections and embraces the concept of Family History. A system that acknowledges families with more than two opposite-sex parents, recognizing and weighing the importance of all parents beyond just biological […]

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LGBTQ Genealogy & Software – Part 4

By |2023-11-18T20:22:13-08:00May 15th, 2021|

Constellations: Designing Inclusive Genealogical Software

In an ideal world, genealogical software should be as diverse as the families it seeks to document. If I could design the perfect software, one that embraces the inclusivity of LGBTQ+ experiences and all family structures, it would be aptly named Constellations. The core philosophy of […]

LGBTQ Genealogy & Software – Part 3

By |2023-11-18T16:12:52-08:00April 15th, 2021|

Modernizing Genealogical Software for Inclusive Family Histories

Genealogical software has played a pivotal role in documenting family histories, but the evolution of family constellations has outpaced the capabilities of most applications. In this blog post, we’ll explore the current state of genealogical software, focusing on same-sex relationship documentation and the […]

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LGBTQ Genealogy at FindMyPast

By |2023-11-18T15:19:52-08:00March 15th, 2021|

FindMyPast At Home Interview Recap

I extend my gratitude to Jen Baldwin and Eleanor Overthrow-Jones of FindMyPast for their interest in LGBTQ Genealogy. A heartfelt thank you to all the listeners who participated in the live interview on February 25, 2021, or are currently watching the recording on

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