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Collins Name Study

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Surname/tag: Collins
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Please note that this name study currently has no Coordinator to answer any queries you may have

If you wish to contribute, please feel free to add your name (Wiki Link) to the Membership list, add links to any relevant free space pages you're working on or simply leave a message for other researchers at the foot of the page.

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About the Project

The Collins Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Collins name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Collins name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Collins's), by time period (18th Century Collins's), or by topic (Collins DNA, Collins Occupations, Collins Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

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How to Join

To join the Collins Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Vacant for assistance.

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Research Pages

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I have Collins on both sides of my family .https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gibson-23294 I would love to join the study
posted by Angela (Gibson) Watts
Hi Angela

I've added your name to the membership list. Unfortunately, this study has no coordinator at present. Please feel free to contribute.

posted by Jacqueline Baxter

I found a bunch Collins in family. I adding to the Collins name study.



I have Collins who remarried into Hughey but I can't seem to find them. Very interested in discovering.
Searching for parents and ancestors of Mary Jane Collins sited on York Co.,Pennsylvania,USA along with her husband Jacob C Berger. She was possibly employed as a cook for Children's Home of York, PA. The children were placed in the Orphan home due to Jacob's death from disease during the Civil War. Margaret and Emily Berger were released from the home 1873 and 1875 and moved to Chestertown, Maryland, USA. The remaining siblings also relocated to Kent Co.,MD, USA. I'm not sure how long Mary worked in the kitchen. I've not been able to locate Mary Berger anywhere, not in Kent Co.,MD, USA or on Find A Grave. I did mtDNA full sequence test, I'm H3ae which is 96% British Isles. Thank you. Debbie
posted by Deborah Hawkins
I was born a Collins, my father being Hubert Walter Collins (1892-1988), b. Holly Springs, Wake, NC. We do have Y DNA done for someone of his line. We go back as far as Britton Collins (b abt 1775, maybe Dinwiddie County, Virginia). We do have a Y DNA match with someone who shares haplogroup J-M172 . . . our cousin matches another DNA carrier named Collins (Craig Collins) whose most distant known ancestor is Littleberry Lee Collins (1765-1832, Virginia), so we are Collins cousins -- almost 90% confidence that my distant cousin, Frank, and and Craig's dad have a common male ancestor within 9 generations--which does not mean for sure that Littleberry and Britton were brothers, but they were at least cousins or second cousins . . . . I hope i can join this name study. b collins shafer, Cupertino, CA
posted by Betsy Collins
Hi, my grandmother's maiden name was Collins. How do I join this Collins name study? I have been able to go back to Benjamin Collins born in England. Benjamin Collins, of Salisbury, Massachusetts married Nov. 6, 1668 at Salisbury, Martha3 Eaton (John,2 John1). He was a householder of Salisbury in 1677 and died at Salisbury 10 Dec 1683. Inventory of his estate was taken Jan. 3, and administration of his estate was dated March 25, 1684. Benjamin's widow, Martha, married Nov. 4, 1686, Philip Flanders.[1]
posted by Elizabeth (Irby) Sawning
edited by Elizabeth (Irby) Sawning