The Melungeons blog

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Announcement of Melungeon Conference

The first annual Melungeon Historical Society Conference will focus on the documented history of the mysterious, mixed-ethnic group known as Melungeons, and will kick off a "Melungeon weekend" in Rogersville and Vardy, Tennessee.

The Conference takes place on Friday, June 12, 2009, from 10 am to 8 pm, at the Rescue Squad Building in Rogersville, Tennessee. Presentations include information on the Core Melungeon DNA Project, using DNA in genealogy, the history of the term "Melungeon," and many other topics of interest. On Saturday, June 13, the Vardy Community Historical Society will hold their annual Spring Fling at the Church and Museum on Vardy Road in Hancock County, Tennessee.

More details will be announced as plans develop. For more information, contact MHS president Wayne Winkler at .