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    Southeastern Kentucky Melungeon Information ExchangeMelungeon Research and Links - If you follow these links that I have listed here you'll notice that there are various theories on who the Melungeons were, and what their ancestry was. This makes the Melungeons all the more interesting, because no one knows for certain their background or origins, (though many have VERY strong opinions on the matter).

    The Melungeons - Historical sketch, and information about surnames common in the Melungeon community.

    Implementation of Segregation - An interesting site highlighting racial laws that affected Black and mixed race people, with one letter on the Brass Ankles of South Carolina.

    Meet the Melungeons - Ian Morphitt goes in search of the lost tribe of America. An article from the Fortean Times 106.

    Melungeon Resource Page - Includes a FAQ about the mixed Mediterranean-Indian heritage of Melungeons, genealogy links, and information on the Melungeon mailing list. By Martha Short

    The Melungeon Health Education and Support Network - By Nancy Sparks Morrison.

    Who are the Melungeons? - By Nancy Sparks Morrison. From the Melungeon Heritage Association homepage.

    The Melungeon Connection - An introductory site on the Melungeons, with a list of common Melungeon Surnames. By Nancy Sparks Morrison

    Redbones and Melungeons - The Redbones or Louisiana Melungeons are a mixed origin group living near the Sabine River on the Texas-Louisiana border. They are connected to both the Melungeons and the mixed race groups of South Carolina.

    Under One Sky Melungeon Newsletter - Under One Sky is a newsletter of Melungeon research and history by Bill Fields.

    What is a Melungeon? - Description of several groups which are called Melungeon. Stresses the need to have a definition broad enough to cover all of them, by Mike Nassau.

    Appalachian Quarterly Magazine, Wise County (VA) Historical Society - A magazine which regularly covers items on Melungeons. Link to the Melungeon Registry, which traces family histories of many Melungeon families. List of common Melungeon names.

    Melungeon Central Message Index - A site for Melungeon genealogical research and the exchange of messages. By Mary K. Goodyear, who has done a lot of Melungeon research.

    Cyndi's List Melungeon Links - List of links which includes several books and tapes about Melungeons which are available. Part of more than 82,000 genealogy links on Cyndi's List.

    Melungeon Family Photo Album - Site where Melungeons can post pictures of their family for others to see.

    Melungeon Origin eGroup - Discussion group on Melungeon history and origins.

    Black Dutch and Irish, Melungeons, Moravians, Pennsylvania Dutch - Shirley Hornbeck's This and That Genealogy Tips, Genealogy Tips on Black Dutch and Irish, Melungeons, Moravians, Pennsylvania Dutch

    Melungeon Family Genealogy Forum - Discussion of genealogical topics about Melungeon families.

    My Melungeon Heritage - Histories of her family and some notable Melungeons such as Mahala Mullins. Some links. By Brenda Nichols.

    Melungeon Heritage Association - Sponsors of First, Second and Third Union - Melungeon conventions. Keep register of Melungeons and their genealogy. The MHA purpose is to document and preserve the heritage and cultural legacy of mixed-ancestry peoples in or associated with the southern Appalachians.

    Melungeons: Examining An Appalachian Legend - A book by Pat Spurlock Elder. Published by Continuity Press. Very controversial and considered unreliable by many researchers. Includes link to her talk at Second Union.

    ALHN Melungeon Webpage - This is the Melungeon information page for the American Local History Network.

    Melungeon Links of Interest - Part of Mountain Ties, Martha Short's site for Appalachian genealogy. This list gives many Melungeons sites.

    Melungeons - Their Turkish Origins - by Mehmet Cakir - Term paper written by a Turkish student in Colorado.

    Melungeon group tied to Africans, American Indians - Kentucky newspaper article on Melungeons and the First Union meeting. Tells about on-going research. By Judy Jones

    The Black Irish Myth - A theory as to why people of Irish descent like to lay claim to Spanish blood from the Armada. Links the Black Irish to the Melungeons. By Tom Kunesh.

    Who to contact in your area - Contact board for a major new effort to organize Melungeons in state, county or regional groups. See this to establish contact with other Melungeons and interested persons in your area. Posted by SKYEAGLE.

    Melungeon Mailing List - How to join the Melungeon Mailing List, from Martha Short's Melungeon Resource Page.

    Brent Kennedy's response to Virginia DeMarce - Kennedy defending his book after DeMarce wrote a review attacking it.

    Melungeon Definition 2000 - A definition of the term Melungeon with an attempt to describe who would be included in the group.

    Wayfaring Stranger - The Black Dutch, German Gypsies, or Chicanere, and their relation to the Melungeons, by Linda D. Griggs.

    Native American Muslims - An article about early contact between Native Americans and Muslims, which contends many Native Americnas adopted Islam. This may tie in with the better known Masonic movement among Native Americans.

    Black Dutch - Six different meanings for the term Black Dutch or Black German.

    Paul Heinegg's "Free African Americans" - Family history of 500 African American families who were free in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware from the colonial period until about 1820. Gives information on the free Mulattos of Virginia and their role in the formation of the Melungeons and other groups.

    Archives of the Melungeon Mailing List. - Archives at RootsWeb. Choose arranged by subject threads or chronological order, with or without names and dates. Search for names or topics of interest.

    Ayyildiz Turkish Report on Melungeons - Report on the affinities between Turks and other Mediterranean people and Melungeons and other Mestee and Indian groups of east and southeast America. Scroll down to Melungeon article.

    Muslims in early America - Article in Islamic Horizons, which is a reprint of part of Brent Kennedy's book.

    Search results for 'melungeon' - GenSeeker at Rootsweb links to Melungeon sites (89 sites)

    Muslims in the Americas Before Columbus - Some reference to Muslim presence among the Indians which might tie into the cultural observations which have been used as evidence of a Turkish presence in Colonial times. Emphasis is on Mediterranean Muslims, not the much better evidenced contact with the Guinea Coast.

    The Melungeons Revisited: First Union - Article from Blue Ridge Country magazine on the First Union of the Melungeons and Brent Kennedy's work.

    The Melungeon Reemergence in Southern Appalachia - Jason Adam's paper on the Melungeon struggle for self determination.

    Archives of the Melungeon-Kin Mailing List - Messages on this Rootsweb mailing list. Includes some of the discussion on the Malange area of Angola as an origin of some of the original ancestors of the Melungeons.

    Darlene Wilson on the Melungeons - Discussion of what the word Melungeon has meant through time.

    Melungeon E-Group - A discussion group mainly for Melungeon genealogy.

    North from the Mountains: The Carmel Melungeons of Ohio - By John S. Kessler and Donald B. Ball. Paper on the Melungeons of Carmel, Ohio, presented at Third Union, posted on the Melungeon Heritage Association webpage. Good history of Melungeons and it gives name distributions.

    Summer 2001 - Vardy Gathering, Unions - Message from Wayne Winkler of the Melungeon Heritage Association about the meeting at Vardy this Summer. Vardy is on Blackwater Creek, behind Newman's Ridge from Sneedville, TN, site of Melungeon mission school.

    Patrick Minges's Writings - Dissertation on Religion among Indians of the Southeast contains much information relevant to the history of Melungeons and other Mestees. Also tells of Freemasonery among the Indians. Some details of the mixing which produced the Mestee groups.

    Vardy Community Historical Society - This society is trying to preserve the Vardy Melungeon site on Blackwater Creek in Hancock County, TN. Museum in the old Melungeon school. Mahala Mullins' cabin brought to the site from Newman's ridge.

    Gowen Research Foundation - Information on families with the name Gowen, including variations. This includes the most common Melungeon name, Goins, Goin, Goings, Going, and others. Search the newsletters.

    Melungeon - A site which has a very long list of other information on the Melungeons plus a recounting of some of the older stories about Melungeon history.

    Surviving Indian Groups of Eastern U.S. - 1948 article based on Census research on Indian and mixed race groups of eastern U.S. Description, location and common names given for many groups, including the Melungeons and Redbones. By William Harlen Gilbert. 32 pages.

    The National Melungeon Registry - List of Melungeon surnames. Register your family.

    Melungeon History, Research and Resources Pathfinder - The Library at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, has prepared this collection of resources for those doing research on the Melungeons.

    Eastern Blackfoot - Siouan Indians from the VA-NC Piedmont - Historical information on this group, Saponi Indians who migrated widely and contributed many ancestors to modern Melungeons, Cherokee, African-Americans and Whites in the Southeast and Appalachians. Perhaps the principal Indian source of the Melungeons.

    Shalacy's Melungeon Homepage - Shalacy is a 13 year old country/folk entertainer. She sang her "Melungeon Song" at the Melungeon Third Union. Site has links and her school report on the Melungeons.

    MELUNGEONS and Other Mestee Groups - Full-text on-line book with annotated bibliography. Description and history of the Melungeons and other mixed race groups in the eastern United States. By Mike Nassau.

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