“Drylongso” Genealogy Folk Gathering at the Beach Institute.

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Beach Institute

502 E Harris St

Savannah, GA 31419

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The Genealogy Resource Support Center (GRSC) at the Beach Institute invites you to come to this special gathering and share your family stor

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Drylongso” is a term popularized by African American anthropologist John Langston Gwaltney. It means the everyday, average life experience of African American men and women. The Genealogy Resource Support Center (GRSC) at the Beach Institute invites you to come to this special gathering and share your family stories.

My mother, pictured here in the 1920s with her box of animal crackers, transitioned in 2014 in Savannah. She was only in Savannah for the last year of her life. Can you imagine the challenges of telling her story? Her story is one of the “Drylongso”. Working with the newly forming GRSC, I’ve come to understand the importance of finishing the work she started on her family tree and sharing her journey. The first-year goal of the GRSC is to collect the family stories like mine and yours that will broaden our understanding of the Black family search for home across the Atlantic world, beginning right here in Savannah.

Share your research or learn about managing your genealogy projects. This Genealogy Folk Gathering promises to be a fun-filled day for all. Free and open to the public.

Investment provided by the City of Savannah

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Beach Institute

502 E Harris St

Savannah, GA 31419

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