Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Award of Distinction presented to Jack Goins, MHS president

Jack Goins, president of the Melungeon Historical Society, was recognized for his tremendous dedication to the Hawkins County Archives project.

The Award of Distinction was presented by Marvin Templin of the East Tennessee Historical Society Staff to Jack Goins on 4 May 2010 for leading a volunteer effort to establish the Hawkins County Archives by raising funds to purchase supplies, enlisting and training a group of volunteers to follow professional standards in organizing and cleaning records and creating databases, with 35,000 contributed volunteer hours.

Cherel Henderson director of ETHS and Jack Goins holding the award of distinction for the archive project.

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1 comment:

jackbenny said...

Would like to know more about the Melungeon DNA Project. My family could possibly be of Melungeon origin. Other email contact is:

Thank you very much! Bronwyn Hudson