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- A discussion group mainly for Melungeon genealogy.
Melungeon Family Genealogy Forum
- Discussion of genealogical topics about Melungeon families.
Melungeon Family Photo Album
- Site where Melungeons can post pictures of their family for others to see.
Melungeon Heritage Association
- Sponsors of First, Second and Third Union - Melungeon conventions. Keep register of Melungeons and their genealogy. The MHA purpose is to document and preserve the heritage and cultural legacy of mixed-ancestry peoples in or associated with the southern Appalachians.
Melungeon History, Research and Resources Pathfinder
- The Library at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, has prepared this collection of resources for those doing research on the Melungeons.
Melungeon Links of Interest
- Part of Mountain Ties, Martha Short's site for Appalachian genealogy. This list gives many Melungeons sites.
Melungeon Mailing List
- How to join the Melungeon Mailing List, from Martha Short's Melungeon Resource Page.
Melungeon Origin eGroup
- Discussion group on Melungeon history and origins.
Melungeon Research and Links
- If you follow these links that I have listed here you'll notice that there are various theories on who the Melungeons were, and what their ancestry was. This makes the Melungeons all the more interesting, because no one knows for certain their background or origins, (though many have VERY strong opinions on the matter).
Melungeon Resource Page
- Includes a FAQ about the mixed Mediterranean-Indian heritage of Melungeons, genealogy links, and information on the Melungeon mailing list. By Martha Short
- Will Allen Drongoole's famous article on the Melungeons. The first description ever in print in a national publication. A very unflattering, downright insulting description, with no balance, no comparison with the local White population.
Melungeon group tied to Africans, American Indians
- Kentucky newspaper article on Melungeons and the First Union meeting. Tells about on-going research. By Judy Jones
Melungeons - Their Turkish Origins - by Mehmet Cakir
- Term paper written by a Turkish student in Colorado.
Melungeons: Examining An Appalachian Legend
- A book by Pat Spurlock Elder. Published by Continuity Press. Very controversial and considered unreliable by many researchers. Includes link to her talk at Second Union.
Muslims in early America
- Article in Islamic Horizons, which is a reprint of part of Brent Kennedy's book.
Muslims in the Americas Before Columbus
- Some reference to Muslim presence among the Indians which might tie into the cultural observations which have been used as evidence of a Turkish presence in Colonial times. Emphasis is on Mediterranean Muslims, not the much better evidenced contact with the Guinea Coast.
My Melungeon Heritage
- Histories of her family and some notable Melungeons such as Mahala Mullins. Some links. By Brenda Nichols.
Native American Muslims
- An article about early contact between Native Americans and Muslims, which contends many Native Americnas adopted Islam. This may tie in with the better known Masonic movement among Native Americans.
North from the Mountains: The Carmel Melungeons of Ohio
- By John S. Kessler and Donald B. Ball. Paper on the Melungeons of Carmel, Ohio, presented at Third Union, posted on the Melungeon Heritage Association webpage. Good history of Melungeons and it gives name distributions.
Patrick Minges's Writings
- Dissertation on Religion among Indians of the Southeast contains much information relevant to the history of Melungeons and other Mestees. Also tells of Freemasonery among the Indians. Some details of the mixing which produced the Mestee groups.
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