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LGBTQ Genealogy

California Genealogical Society & Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

LGBTQ Genealogy

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CGS Member Jun 22, 2018 Free $0.00
Non-member Jun 22, 2018 $30.00 $0.00
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Genealogy 

June 23, 2018 

with Stewart Blandón Traiman

 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer folk have always been a part of our history and family stories. The confirmed bachelor or spinster aunt in our trees may not have been single. Perhaps they did have partners but there is no legal documentation or family acknowledgment. This class will explore census, newspapers, obituaries, military records, photographs, phone books and archives for clues on our ancestor’s sexuality. We will also explore LGBTQ History and many individual stories giving context to the available records. Discovering our LGBTQ ancestor’s stories will enrich our entire family history. 

 Genealogy has been an obsession for Stewart Blandón Traiman for 30 years. He began by interviewing parents, grandparents and other relations about his roots in Nicaragua. When he married Leland Traiman 28 years ago, he took on the new adventure researching Ukrainian and Polish Jews. Stewart has researched his children's origins back to the colonial United States.

 In January 2014, Stewart became a volunteer with CGS as the editor and publisher of the monthly electronic newsletter. He joined the Board in 2015.



Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited so register early. 

CGS members enjoy free admission.

Non-member admission fee is $30.00* and can be applied towards a new one year CGS membership the day of the class.

Register early to confirm your seat. Walk-ins will not be admitted.



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 *Seminar fee is non-refundable.


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California Genealogical Society & Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612

Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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California Genealogical Society & Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

   Connecting people to their diverse family heritage

Whether you have Gold Rush ancestors or have no family connection to California, you will find extensive support for your genealogy research at the California Genealogical Society (CGS) in Oakland. The society offers research services, online indexes and databases, and a research library housing over 38,000 reference materials from California, the United States, and around the world. CGS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The library is conveniently located in Uptown Oakland, one block north of the Paramount Theatre, at 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2. We are three blocks from the 19th Street BART Station.

Phone: (510) 663-1358

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