Category Archives: Genealogy


Whitley Collins Family Tree Project


August 23, 2015:  Excerpt from Ruth Spillers Facebook post. Important News Letter. Please Read In Its Entirety! Let’s first give thanks again to Norma Dunbar of Jonesville Louisiana, our head database person. Norma goes way beyond the call of duty. Way, way, way beyond the call. Will Wallace of Culpeper, Virginia, a newcomer but earned […]

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Know Your Family History!


How much do you know about your Whitley-Collins family history? Test your knowledge. Send your family stories, jokes and other family trivia. We’d love to hear from you. Join us at the Whitley Collins Family Reunion – July 20 – 22, 2018 – Moss Point, Mississippi.

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HeLa Cells


Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951) was a black tobacco farmer from Southern Virginia who got cervical cancer and died when she was 31. Before her death, a doctor treating her at Johns Hopkins, took a piece of her tumor without telling her because he realized that her cells, unlike everyone else’s, never died. These cells named HeLa after Henrietta Lacks, have been replicated millions of times to create an endless supply of “immortal cells.”

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Famous Family Members


April 2, 2016: Again our famous family members. Family members have been confirmed family through research and some confirmed through DNA. Yall keep this in your memory, i am an old lady and memory getting bad. Lol.  Famous family members are listed below. Everyone has been notified of the kinship except the Rokers and Lenny Kratvitz.  We emailed Al Roker, but no answer as of yet.

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Whitley Collins Genealogy


14-Apr-2016 Facebook Repost From:  Ruth Spillers, Whitley Collins Descendents. Read the entire post. It’s long but you won't hear it on the street. You have to read it on the Family’s Facebook Timeline. This is interesting and information you can boastMore…

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Whitley Collins Family Research Team


Ruth Spillers – Whitley Collins Descendents Shared Heritage Research Services's photo – January 30 at 2:29am. Family research team for reunion 2016 that’s been working hard since last reunion…More

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Collins And Jennings Family


19-Jan-2016:  Hi Collins And Jennings Family!!! I created a Facebook Group, Collins and Jennings, because I've been trying to make an attempt for years to get the Rafe and Willie Clan together for my generation, as well as Deborah and Nihcole who is the daughter and granddaughter of Rafe. But it's been really hard for all […]

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Deep Vein Thrombosis


African Americans Face Higher DVT Risk: In 2009, the Office of Minority Health at the Department of Health and Human Services warned that African Americans were at a much higher risk for DVT and pulmonary embolism than people of other ethnic backgrounds…

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Racial Difference in Blood Clotting


The formation of blood clots follows a different molecular route in African Americans versus European Americans, providing a new understanding of the effects of race on heart disease…

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Former NBC Executive Paula Madison Traces Family Roots to China


Had it not been for her big brother, Paula Madison’sreconnection with her maternal grandfather’s relatives scattered around the world, including China, might not have been brought to the screen. Raised in Harlem with brothers Elrick and Howard Williams, Madison recalled being often told by their Jamaican-born mother, Nell Vera Lowe, that she was separated from […]

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