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A web site for the Cory, Corey, Corrie, Corry, Coray, Corie... Families

Last Cory Meeting

September 17-22, 2015
New London Ct.

Annual Meetings

Western PA Area
Cory Reunion Association

Our 2017 Biannual Meeting
August 24-28, Lansing, Michigan

Mark your calendars. The 2017 Cory Family Society Meeting is being planned for August 24-28, 2017 and will be held in Lansing, Michigan. The meeting will be hosted by Jan Corey Arnett, a noted author, journalist, and longtime Cory Family Society member. The preliminary schedule may be found on our Meetings page.  During the biannula meeting on Sunday, we will discuss the future of the Society; your input is greatly needed.

You may find nearby the Henry Ford Museum, Battle Creek, and Ann Arbor, which some of you may wish to consider visiting while in the state. This area is close to Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Ottawa, and Wayne Counties. It is also about an hour and a half drive north east of Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana. This Michigan meeting should be of special interest to the William of Portsmouth and John of Southold branches, as well as any car buffs. It is also close to the Gilmore Car Museum, which is North America’s largest car museum..

Look for an update in the upcoming newsletter.


Here is what you can expect:

  • our tri-annual newsletters
  • learning more about your Cory/Corey/Corry etc. line from our experienced genealogists
  • connecting with new cousins!
  • Also, details about our upcoming 2017 Michigan CFS Meeting, & MUCH MORE!
  • Interesting articles & photos about past & present Corys, etc.

DON’T MISS OUT! Send in your membership right away!

Carolyn Corey, secretary

The Corys and Sir Francis Drake?

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Cory Society DNA Project

Reports by Arthur T. Corey and Thomas Corey

A project was undertaken by the Cory Family Society to determine the genetic relationships between Cory/Corey family lines in North America and Britain by analyzing Y-chromosome markers. We wished to learn whether or not the progenitors: William of Portsmouth, John of Long Island, and Thomas of Chelmsford were genetically related. Each had arrived in America during the period 1635-1645. We also wished to learn where in Britain the progenitors lived before arriving in America, and to what current Cory lines in Britain they might be related.

October 2002 Report January 2003 Report June 2006 Report August 2007 Report February 2014 Report

1850 Census On Line
Prepared by Art Corey

All of the New England States are covered. A number of Southern states had no Cory/Corey families listed in the 1850 census. Most of the Western states existed only as territories which did not have a census until 1860.


Genealogies of each of the branches will be published on this web site as time permits. I am not able to publish new information to the site every time the database is updated.  As new information (additions, corrections, changes) is provided, update our Society Databases.  Please contact the and he will provide the latest updates.

Inquires and Corrections

The Cory Family Society welcomes inquires/corrections. When sending inquires or corrections, please indicate which branch of the family you are inquiring about.


The Cory Family Society publishes a newsletter three times a year to its members. All but one past issue of the newsletters are on-line, in PDF format.

Publications and Articles

Several members of the Society have written articles or published works on their ancestors, check out the Publications and the Articles pages.