Obituaries in the Nineteenth Century are known for being incredibly long and affectionate. There is one obituary that is unbelievably so, so much so
Aside from the ridiculous racism and bigotry exhibited in her non-fiction works, there are many issues with Dromgoole's material on both Melungeons and the
Dromgoole didn't start writing until after her mother died in 1884. Her first book was The Sunny Side of the Cumberland, which was published
No series on Melungeons is complete without discussion on the individuals who kept history aware of them. This article covers a woman who is
These Virginia thieves put the "mania" in kleptomania. The authorities were as amused by them as residents were annoyed with them.
George W. Robinette was a fascinating figure in Scott County history.
Genetic genealogy through DNA testing, has sadly been harnessed to muddle the subject even more. Despite this field being in its infancy, global mapping
There were multiple families in the initial group. They were varied in hue and features, but the outside world wasn't aware of them for