Monday, July 6, 2009

New MHS Officers

Jack Goins, the premier Melungeon researcher and genealogist, Hawkins County Archivist, discoverer of the oldest known written reference to the Melungeons, and author of Melungeons and Other Pioneer Families is the new Melungeon Historical Society President. Jack, one of the founding members of the MHS, brings with him more than four decades of meticulously documented Melungeon research and the respect of every serious Melungeon researcher.

Taking Jack's place as MHS Vice-President for Heritage is Kathy James, another notable Melungeon researcher and genealogists, author of, among other works, The Gipson Tree..Looking Up the Damily Tree, which documents the Alfred and Lena Sexton Gibson Family of Newman's Ridge, and Chair of the Genealogy Committee of the Kate Barry D.A.R. Chapter in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Continuing as MHS Vice-President for Research is Penny Ferguson; and continuing as MHS Secretary/Treasurer is Becky Nelson.

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