The Melungeons blog

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Civil War-Free Access

<<"Open Access Is Back By Popular Demand

Due to the many trial requests and wonderful feedback we received in April, Alexander Street Press is once again allowing open access to The American Civil War Online, our comprehensive series of online Civil War collections. Through June 30th you can enjoy free access to these popular resources.

New to this series is Images of the American Civil War: Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera. Open access to the beta-version is now available through June 30th."


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

KET | Kentucky Life | Program 416


"The arrival of the Melungeons in the New World may have predated the first settlement at Jamestown; some historical records indicate that Melungeons were living in Appalachia as early as 1567. One theory is that they are descendants of shipwrecked Portuguese sailors who intermarried with local Native American tribes. Other researchers contend that the Melungeons actually have Muslim roots, in Turkey or elsewhere in the Middle East, while some have speculated that they represent black/white intermarriage, “hushed up” by later racism."

Monday, June 02, 2008

Wayne Winkler and Jack Goins

Becky Nelson has made an annoucement that Wayne Winkler and Jack Goins have planned to speak at a church in NC. Follow the link to find out more.


Spokesman says Sen. Robert C. Byrd hospitalized

I think that the stress is what caused Sen. Byrd's hospitalization. Our prayers for WV Sen. Byrd.


By Adam S. Eterovich

"America was being colonized by the English in 1585-1590 at Croatoan-Roanoke on the Atlantic coast in the Carolinas. This was called the Lost Colony. Sir Walter Raleigh was given a Royal Charter to colonize. When the English returned in 1590 they found carved on a tree "Croatoanâ" and no colonists. Western historians state that Croatoan-Croatan is an Indian word. This was the first English attempt to colonize in America.

In 1588 the great Spanish Armada attacked England. It is estimated that at least fifteen percent of the war galleons and merchant fleet under Spanish flag were from Dalmatia, Croatia."


Sunday, June 01, 2008


This country has a very rich culture. Some of the people are descendants of "Maroons," who were Africans who were brought to the country in the 17th and 18th centuries as slaves and escaped to the interior. East Indians and Creoles are also in the mixture.


Suriname Information and History

"Along the north coast of South America, Suriname is a small, but ethnically diverse, country. Most people are descendants of African slaves and Indian or Indonesian servants brought over by the Dutch to work in agriculture. Suriname, formerly known as Dutch Guiana, gained independence in 1975. Most Surinamers live in the narrow, northern coastal plain."