Web sites come and web sites go. Jack is replacing his old website, www.jgoins.com, now defunct, with a new blog, Melungeon and Appalachian Research. Blogs are much easier to update and keep current, don’t require any knowledge of web programming, and tend to be much more spontaneous. The good news is that Jack is bringing over the information from his former website as well as writing new articles.
Jack Goins is the patriarch of Melungeon research. He is the Hawkins County, TN archivist, has written 2 books on Melungeons, “Melungeons and Other Pioneer Families,” now out of print, and “Melungeons, Footprints from the Past.” Additionally, Jack founded both the Y-DNA, mitochondrial (maternal) DNA and autosomal Families of Interest DNA Melungeon projects. Jack is a co-author of the academically published paper, Melungeons, a Multi-Ethnic Population and has been a featured speaker in many locations.
Articles already on his blog include:
There’s lots more to come. You can subscribe to his blog by scrolling down past the list of links on the right hand side to the “Follow by E-Mail” option.