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Dec 12, 2023

Getting Started with Lowcountry Genealogy (Seminar)

“Five Generations of an Enslaved Family” at South Plantation near Beaufort, North Carolina, 1862. Part of “Before Freedom Came: African American Life in the Antebellum South” exhibit. HO Courtesy of Library of Congress

Lowcountry genealogy research refers to the process of tracing one’s family history in the Lowcountry region of the southeastern United States. This region includes the coastal areas of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. This session is for those interested in getting started with Lowcountry genealogy research.

Panelists: Taneya Koonce, Genealogist, Executive Member of Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society; Vicki McGill, Genealogist, Instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI); Toni Carrier, Director of CFH, Lowcountry Africana; and Tendaji Bailey, Program Coordinator, Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor.