Category Archives: Lost Colony

Lost Colony DNA Project Makes The Scientist Magazine List of Top 20 Stories for 2012

The Lost Colony DNA project, sponsored by the Lost Colony Research Group,, found themselves featured at number 15 in The Scientist Magazine’s Top 20 stories for 2012. Original article, published on January 1st, 2012, is found at this … Continue reading

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Lost Colony, Hyde County and Lumbee Berry Families

I am very hopeful that one of our subscribers can help solve this mystery.  As you will see, several of the Lost Colony Research Group are working on this project, but we currently need Berry family members from both Robison and Hyde … Continue reading

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Melungeon Myth of Drake Dropping Off Passengers on Roanoke Island

This article was written by Janet Crain and originally published in the Lost Colony Research Group Newsletter in August, 2012. A myth exists on the Internet that the Melungeons, a group of dark skinned persons of mysterious origins found … Continue reading

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The Dreaded “Middle East” Autosomal DNA Result

One of our blog followers, Ron, asked this question: “My late father and his brother were born and raised on Hatteras Island which was a very isolated community until relatively recent times. Curious about their genetic ancestry, I had my … Continue reading

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Bertie Co., NC – Potential Fort Location

In May, 2012 the now famous Bertie County fort icon on John White’s map was discovered at the British Museum .  We covered this in two postings, one about the discovery and a second one that provided some historical analysis.  … Continue reading

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Dr. Arwin Smallwood’s Tuscarora Research – Another Lost Colony Survival Scenario

Dr. Arwin Smallwood, Professor of Colonial American History at the University of Memphis is well known for his Tuscarora interest and research.  You can read more about his research and publications at the University of Memphis website at Dr. Smallwood … Continue reading

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Hamilton McMillan’s List

Hamilton McMillan wrote a book in 1888 titled “The Lost Colony”.  Mr. McMillan spent his entire career as an advocate for the Lumbee, then called variously the Croatan Indians, Cherokee and the Indians of Robeson County.  His achievement which probably … Continue reading

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White Deer – Ghosts of the Forests

White deer are near and dear to my heart.  In Michigan, deer are everywhere.  There has been a population explosion in the past 20 to 30 years.  About 10 years ago, I nearly wrecked my car about two miles away … Continue reading

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