COLLINS-NEWFOUNDLAND_LABRADOR Y-DNA PROJECT
A Collins_Newfoundland_Labrador project has been launched through FTDNA.The public website is:http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Collins_Newfoundland_Labradorhttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/Collins_Newfoundland_Labrador
The project's goals are threefold:
to identify the different Collins family groups in Newfoundland;
to determine if possible their origins, both recent and distant; and
to establish a network through which cousins can connect and family history can be shared.
Some people have already tested, and their results are displayed on the website.The website also contains some background information on the origin of the Collins name, early incidences of Collins in Newfoundland, and where Collinses lived in Newfoundland in the 18th and 19th centuries.
If anyone would like to discuss their participation with me or have any questions relating to the project, please contact me.
Marilyn Collins Pilkington