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Meanwhile, in 1909, Francis W. Woodruff had written about another large family with a different origin, The Coursens of Sussex County New Jersey, A Reprint from The Woodruffs of New Jersey.
Three Hundred Years with the Corson Families in America, published in 1939 by Orville Corson, was far more comprehensive than the earlier works. It includes seven different "Corson" lines, unrelated except for the similarities of surnames. This work, in two volumes, still available in reprint, is considered the starting point for most Corson research, although a number of omissions and errors have been discovered.
A Corson Family Association appeared by 1916, but it has long since vanished. In 1981 a small group started working together to further their common Corson genealogy. A few years later, in 1987, a father-son team named Colson, related to one Corson origin, joined the original group. Later that year they organized and chartered the Corson / Colson Family History Association (CCFHA) as a not-for-profit corporation. Today the organization has nearly 100 participants, more than 70% of them currently active in family research.
In recent years, electronic communications have played a major role in CCFHA activities. They are coupled with projects to organize the wealth of materials in CCFHA and member files into a comprehensive database for research and publication. The project includes further historical research and gathering of new information about current generations.
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The CCFHA is a not-for-profit organization chartered under the laws of Virginia. The IRS recognizes CCFHA as a 501(c)(7) non-profit organization. Contributions to the CCFHA do not qualify as deductions for income tax purposes.
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The CCFHA web site originally created by Jeff Owens (CCFHA Member M-260).
This page updated 11 Nov 2012
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