Saturday, April 24, 2010

MHS Second Annual Conference

Melungeon Historical Society
Second Annual Conference
Saturday June 19th & Sunday June 20, 2010
Sneedville High School, Sneedville, TN.

9:30 am: Registration welcome committee; Becky Nelson, Johnnie Rhea, Penny Ferguson, Tamara Hogshead. No admission charge we ask for a reasonable donation.

9:45 am: Jack Goins MHS President. Introductions. Also attention to the displays, some to be auctioned off later.

10:00 am: Mayor Greg Marion to welcome the Melungeon Historical Society to Sneedville.

10:20 am: Dr. Scott Collins-Foremost Melungeon researcher who has shared with others his research for over 40 years.

11:15 am: Kathy James-Were there many Gibson (Collins) lines, or were they all related?"

Noon-lunch break.

1:00 pm: Dr Richard Carlson Jr. Presentation “Who’s your People.” Questions and answer session after presentation.

2: 30 pm: Roberta Estes Core Melungeon DNA Advisor, all you need to know about the various DNA test, including the latest “Family Finder”. Questions and answer session.

Vice-president Penny Ferguson and MHS Board Member Elizabeth Bunch Smiddy will have a table set up to administer DNA tests and answer any questions you may have on the various DNA tests, through Family Tree DNA.

Sunday June 20, conference schedule.

10;00 am: Registration welcome committee; Becky Nelson, Johnnie Rhea, Penny Ferguson, Tamara Hogshead. Donations requested.

10:15 am: Board member Johnnie Rhea will hold a genealogy discussion and will have her family display set up for all to view. A panel discussion, questions from audience on everything arranging from genealogy to DNA. MHS board members who are present will form this panel. Our present MHS board members are; Becky Nelson, Beverly Walker, Roberta Estes, Dennis Maggard, Janet Crain, Dr. Jill Florence Lackey, Jack Goins, Joy King, Tamara Hogshead, Kathy James, Kevin Mullins, Penny Ferguson, Elizabeth Smiddy, Tari Adams, Cleland Thorpe, Wayne Winkler.

11:00 Jack Goins A few words about the latest Stony Creek Church minute books 1,2 and 3, which will be shown.

11:15 am: Bob Davis will set up his display depicting his Melungeon Grandparents and give a presentation on them.

Noon. Lunch Break

1:00 pm: Kevin Mullins a descendant of the Newmans Ridge Mullins family gives a presentation on the legendary Mahala Mullins.

2:00 Summing it all up.

1 comment:

  1. A very impressive program. Regretfully a prior commitment of three years standing will prevent me from attending. The conference last year was very valuable to me. Best wishes to all. Regards, Charlie Meiser