In this episode, we spoke with researcher Althea Sumpter, who comes from the Gullah community in South Carolina, about some of the basics when it comes to Gullah Geechee genealogy and researching their lives.
We spend some time discussing Gullah culture and history. We also touch on Gullah African admixtures – something to look out for in your DNA results.
We also chat about names in your family tree that might indicate Gulla Geechee ancestry:
Bram ‘Barbary born’
Dibbe ‘new … has his teeth filed’
Fodee ‘Gold Coast’
Gunnah ‘country born’
Mambee ‘Gold Coast’
Binah ‘country born’
Glynn County Genealogy (for Weeping Time research):
Lowcountry Digital Library:
The Weeping Time Descendants facebook Research Group:
(A closed research group. This is strictly a group for people who are actively researching this community of enslaved people)
They Had Names:
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