Andy

August 19, 2013

Revealed: Ancient Appalachian people who boasted of Portuguese ancestry to avoid slavery were…

DNA analysis reveals the dark-skinned 'Melungeon' people of Appalachia aren't Portuguese- but of European and Sub-Saharan Africa descent.

Revealed: Ancient Appalachian people who boasted of Portuguese ancestry to avoid slavery were…

Tennessee-based genealogy researcher Roberta Estes has found that the derisively-known mixed-race Appalachian group called the Melungeons can trace their roots to Africa.