Monday, June 8, 2009

MHS June 12th Conference Program

The first annual Melungeon Historical Society Conference will be held this Friday, June 12th, in Rogersville, Tennessee at 955 McKinney Avenue, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

  • 9:30 am - Registration
  • 10:00 am – Wayne Winkler: Introduction to Melungeons
  • 11 am - Roberta Estes: DNA and Genealogy
  • Noon - lunch break
  • 1:30 pm – Wayne Winkler: The Term "Melungeon"
  • 2:00 pm - Kathy James: DNA Results of Selected Gibsons and Collins Including Probability of Relationships
  • 3 pm - Kathy Lyday-Lee: Teaching About Melungeons at Elon University
  • 4 pm - Katherine Vande Brake: Century of Progress
  • 5 pm - Jack Goins: Induction of the Melungeons, from Newman's Ridge to Louisa County, Virginia
  • 6 pm - Roberta Estes: Core Melungeon DNA Project
The MHS Blog will report on the conference as descriptions and pictures become available.

The following day in Hancock County, the Vardy Community Historical Society will hold their spring Fling at the Museum on Vardy Road in Hancock County. Come out and meet some cousins during a Melungeon weekend in Tennessee!

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