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Tracing You Gullah Geechee Roots: Free Genealogy Workshop

  • John's Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway Johns Island, SC 29455 (map)

Save-the-Date to join the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission and the Center for Family History at the International African-American Museum for a free genealogy workshop that will help connect you to your Gullah Geechee ancestors in the Corridor -- and the communities where they lived. Special attention will be paid to helping you identify ancestors who served in the United States Colored Troops and helped to secure the emancipation of their families.

We'll also discuss how and why understanding aspects of Gullah Geechee culture such as kinship-based living patterns and other customs, traditions and beliefs - some retained from their West African origins -- can help to inform your research and deepen your understanding of your family's history in the Corridor.  

Registration will open soon.

Photo: "Fourth of July celebration, St. Helena Island, South Carolina (1939)." Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library.

Earlier Event: February 3
Year of the Dogg