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

Sad News

Dr. Arthur Thomas Corey

Dr. Arthur Thomas Corey, died from a fall on 4 Dec 2018 at the age of 99 in Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado. In 1999, Art took on two duties for the Cory Family Society. The first being interim President until 2001 when Fred Corey, one of Art's students, took over as president. The second project was coordinating DNA research with the help of our late genealogist, Charlotte Muller, to determine the genetic relationships between the three main Cory/Corey family lines in North America. He has been a powerful influence on all who have known him including those who have studied and worked with him and has been a leader in his field of research. His final goal to become a centenarian was unfulfilled; he missed by only 4 short months.  Moore...

Dr. Arthur Thomas Corey


Database Update

The Isaac of Plainfield, CT database is now available on

Our 2019 Biannual Meeting
July 11-14, 2019
Sheraton, West Des Moines, Iowa

Mark your calendars. The 2019 Cory Family Society Meeting is being planned for July 11-14, 2019 and will be held at the Sheraton in West Des Moines, Iowa. Let us know if you are attending by either emailing Joe Cory, the meeting coordinator,  using our online registration form, or printing out the registration form and mailing it to Joe Cory.

Hotel reservations are at the Sheraton in West Des Moines use 1-800-325-3535 or make reservations via ResLink before June 11th in order to receive the following discounted rate.

Note: ResLink only works for July 11-14, 2019.  If you need to make reservations for other dates, please contact the meeting coordinator.

Rooms Single Rate Double Rate Triple Rate Quad Rate
Traditional King Bed Non Smoking (KSBN) $119 $119 $129 $139
Traditional Two Double Beds Non Smoking (TDBN) $119 $119 $129 $139

Sheraton - West Des Moines

The meeting will be hosted by Joe Cory, longtime Cory Family Society member. The preliminary schedule may be found on our Meetings page.  During the biannual meeting on Sunday, we will discuss the future of the Society; your input is greatly needed.

Experience summer in Des Moines. A season where you can enjoy roller coaster rides at Adventureland Park and baby animals at the Blank Park Zoo. Catch an Iowa Cubs game at Principal Park or live horse racing at Prairie Meadows. Enjoy live music along the river, more than 800 miles of trails, and a rooftop patio with an Iowa craft beer in hand.

Iowa State Capitol
Iowa State Capitol
Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Living History Farms
Living History Farms

Look for an updates in upcoming newsletters and on the 2019 Meeting page.


Here is what you can expect with your free membership:

  • 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 2019 Iowa 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

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.

Don't understand DNA - No problem.  Download DNA Basics for a understandable overview.


Genealogies of each branch will be published as time permits. I am not able to publish new information to the site every time a database is updated.  New information (additions, corrections, changes) are made almost everyday.  Please contact the and he will be happy provide the latest updates.

In addition to this location, the primary databases have been published to

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 past issues 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.