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

Annual Meetings

Last Cory Meeting, August 25-27, 2017 Lansing, Michigan
2017 Meeting Attendees

Michigan State CapitolSenate ChamberMuseum & ArchivesMuseum TourR.E. Olds Museum
Corey's FoodDinner at Cory'sJim JohnsonResearch in the ArchivesDiner at Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Our 2019 Biannual Meeting
Des Moines, Iowa

Mark your calendars. The 2019 Cory Family Society Meeting is being planned for summer 2019 and will be held in Des Moines, Iowa. 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 biannula 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. 

Look for an updates in upcoming newsletters.


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.


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; Thomas (Harpole), William (Bristol),  John 1, and Other.

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.