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

Last Cory Meeting

July 23-27, 2010
Bristol, Cardif, Bath UK

Annual Meetings

Western PA Area
Cory Reunion Association

Announcing Our 2015 Annual Meeting
September 17-22, New London Ct.


A Message From The President

To Members of the Cory Family Society

As I have previously reported our Society has been in a flux. However our board did recently meet (via phone conference call) and have agreed to keep the Cory Family Society as a Genealogy and Research Society and not dissolve it as some recent emails suggested. A copy of our minutes of the call is available. We have discussed many of the issues concerning the Society. There is a new sense of energy from our board. Several people have recently retired and therefore have more time to comment including both me, the President, and the Vice-President Earl Cory.

One of our members volunteered to help our Society by hosting a future annual meeting (which we believe will be in Long Island in 2015). Others have volunteered to help in getting our newsletter up and running again. You will be hearing from us soon concerning these areas as well as others. We will be having monthly phone conference calls in order for the board to implement our plans and incorporating help from our new members.

In the meantime if you have any other ideas or suggestions we welcome them.

Fred Corey (William Line)

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.