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Subject: RE: Re: [Melungeon] RE: Melungeon Heritage Association Re:Wayne's Post
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 14:23:25 -0400
I too found that text overlaps on the Historical Melungeons site. I am amazed at the "proprietary" feeling of some of the posts/folks on this list. Obviously there are historical Melungeons and I don't think many people dispute that. However, the work of the MHA has done so much to enlighten and educate people about not just Melungeons, but the "Appalachian Metis" we like to reference. Why wouldn't you, Joanne, want people who don't even have computers or who don't subscribe to this list to be informed, or to go to the MHA Unions? There are a lot of folks who may not descend from historical Melungeons, but because of all the info about Melungeons, have discovered their multi-racial roots; people who never had a clue but for the MHA or this list, among other resources. I don't care how much research and documentation is done on the early Melungeons, not one of us, no matter how much we might espouse it, has a definite answer as to the true and exact bloodline of these!
people. Yes, we know they were African, Native American and white. But we now know for sure certain people in these areas have other genetic histories as well. Were they all necessarily historical Melungeons? no. But what an amazing thing to find about your family when you were always taught differently. And if the finding out was due to the MHA, or Brent Kennedy, or whatever else, who cares? I believe completely in truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. But no-one knows the whole truth and most likely never will. I also believe where there is a lot of smoke, there is usually a little fire. How bout let's all give peace a chance and embrace each other for whomever we are. Seems as though people who are NOT descended from historical Melungeons are discriminated against these days just about as badly as the true Melungeons were back in the day. And Joanne, you are such a discriminating researcher, why don't you want anyone to know your thoughts on their or!
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Subject : RE: Re: [Melungeon] RE: Melungeon Heritage Association Re:Wayne's Post
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From: "Darlene Wilson" <>
> I just clicked on the link that Joanne provided below and found it very difficult to read, even somewhat chaotic. Is it just my browser or did you intend that pieces of text overlap each other?
I've had no other emails about browser problems, if I do they will be taken care of, maybe it is your browser. Yeah, well I am not a professional webmaster and I would much rather spend my money obtaining hard to get documents, clipping files, deeds etc., that requires renting micro-films and hiring researchers.
I am not competing with anyone, I seen a need for *real* documentation and hard to find articles FOUR years ago when the MHA website was nothing more than a page with a bunch of broken links. I may have more than several articles that are the same as MHA but mine were there first. If there is any competition it is on the part of MHA --- not me.
And I have no idea why you would write this;
"If you are, in launching a competing endeavor, chiding the MHA for being allied with Brent (and thus seemingly endorsing his theories), then you should be more forthright "
I don't give a hoot who MHA is allied with and I don't know how you can say they 'endorse' anyone's theories when they present dozens of theories on their website.'
This was not about who's site is prettier. There is actually one site that is much prettier -- theirs professes the Melungeons were from another planet.
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