Melungeon DNA Project

Melungeon DNA Project

The Melungeon Core DNA Project is a genetic study by Family Tree DNA of people who have Melungeon ancestors, mostly in Hancock County, Tennessee and nearby areas of Kentucky, according to historic records. The study was started in 2005. Reearchers published an article in 2012 in the Journal of Genetic Genealogy summarizing the results: the women ancestors had European mtDNA, and the male ancestors had Y-DNA from African and European haplogroups.

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Melungeon DNA Project - Background
... Melungeon researchers determined participants' genealogical suitability for inclusion based on historical documentation ... Of proven Melungeon ancestry himself, Goins has been researching the group for years and is the author of Melungeon And Other Pioneer Families and Melungeons Footprints From the Past ... Additional project administrators are Roberta Estes, Janet Crain, Penny Ferguson, and Kathy James ...

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