This May 23, 2012 photo shows Jack Goins with an 1898 portrait of his step-great-great grandfather, George Washington Goins, and great-great grandmother, Susan Minor-Goins, at the Hawkins County ... more 
This May 23, 2012 photo shows Jack Goins with an 1898 portrait of his step-great-great grandfather, George Washington Goins, and great-great grandmother, Susan Minor-Goins, at the Hawkins County Archives Project building in Rogersville, Tenn. Goins is of Melungeon descent and has researched Melungeon history for around 40 years. A new DNA study in the Journal of Genetic Genealogy found that the families historically called Melungeons are the offspring of sub-Saharan African men and white women of northern or central European origin. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Wade Payne
Thu, May 24, 2012 4:25 PM EDT