You may have rumors in your family that an aunt was a lesbian or an uncle was bisexual. Perhaps you identify as LGBT and want to know whether any of the relatives who came before you were also. This is valid family history research, but ethical concerns about the past and the present must be considered, and understanding gay history is critical to finding and understanding information.
Janice M. Sellers has been researching her family history for almost 45 years. She is now a professional genealogist specializing in Jewish, black, dual citizenship, and newspaper research. She serves on the boards of two genealogical societies and edits a genealogy journal. Her website is ancestraldiscoveries.com
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