Melungeon Bibliography and Research

"A New Race." Daily Public Ledger [Maysville, KY] 23 Jan.

Other Pertinent Melungeon Notes

There are a number of other topics and tidbits to consider. Here are several:

Melungeons and the Portuguese Theories

As stressed earlier in this article series, there are no definite or concrete records for Melungeon researchers. Even if we allow them the Portuguese

Melungeons were Portuguese?

It's easy to see how uneducated mountaineers might have classified people who were Italian, Greek, Latino or Portuguese, as coming from African roots due

Dromgoole’s Malungeons

Will Allan Dromgoole, as noted earlier, had a very special vocabulary for the Melungeon people. Good or bad, she is still considered an authority

Reverend Thrasher’s Ghost

Reverend George Thrasher lived less than 100 miles from the Moon household, in Botetourt County. His story is occasionally set in Buchanan County, but

Melungeon DNA and the European Enigma

Genetic genealogy through DNA testing, has sadly been harnessed to muddle the subject even more. Despite this field being in its infancy, global mapping

Melungeon Origins

So, where did these mysterious people come from? Since it's apparently impossible to respect their own words, we've yet to encounter a definitive answer.

The Melungeon People

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

The Melungeon Manipulation

Being an original Melungeon must've been a difficult life. The overwhelming majority of the media held you in utter contempt.