The Melungeons blog

Friday, March 21, 2008

Debate on Melungeon gene pool remains alive, well

By JEFF LESTER, Coalfield Progress

May 23, 2000

"WISE - Researchers continue to dispute the specifics of bloodline when asked, "What is a Melungeon?" But a panel of area authorities on recent Melungeon research agreed Friday on one point - in central Appalachia, the word applies to just about anyone who could pass for Caucasian but isn't."