Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 13:02:35 -0500

From: Anita Puckett apuckett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VT.EDU

Subject: Re: Melungeons

An AP story in the Knoxville News-Sentinel today says that there is to be

a Melungeon family reunion (apparently the first) in Wise County, Va., on

Friday, July 25. I haven't been able to find anything about it on the

web. Does anyone know more about it?



Yes, it's not only a reunion, but also a conference with formal

presentations by Kennedy and others. Friday night banquet included. Goes

through Sat. night. May be some Sun. morning wrapup, but I don't recall

off the top of my head. Registration is $15 at the gate plus $12.50 for

the banquet. As of last week, about 370 had registered. Should be very

interesting. URL's are (may be "appalachian"--I can't

read my own scribbles here). This is the official site with on-line

registration. (tells about)

httP:// (TN calendar of events page with


I meant to post to this list earlier; my apologies. If anyone linguistic

is going, how about letting me know? I'm obligated to be there and would

welcome any support from colleagues, especially when the so-called Turkish

cognates start flying. Bethany? Would be a good time to catch up?

Anita Puckett

Appalchian Studies Program

Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

343 Lane Hall

Virginia Tech University

Blacksburg, VA 24061-0227

Office: 540/231-9526

Fax: 540/231-1703