Coffey Cousins’ Clearinghouse Newsletter
My name is Jack Coffee and I have been a Coffee/Coffey researcher since 1980. I have been a subscriber to the newsletter since 1989. I have made all but two of the reunions, served as “President” and “Secretary,” hosted about three reunions (LA, MS and NE), contributed many items to Bonnie for publication. I am the creator/owner of the Coffey Cousins’ website, the owner and publisher of the Coffey Call Blog and creator/publisher of the Edward Coffey Project. My wife is Nelda Coffee who is the current Secretary and long time provider of homemade goodies for nearly every convention that we have attended.
This is the new, on-line version of the old Coffey Cousins’ Newsletter. Early readers may recall that Leonard Coffey began this newsletter in 1981 as well as the tradition of readers annual gathering at what has come to be called the Coffey Cousins’ Reunion.
When Leonard passed away in 1989 his family gave the newsletter and all rights to it to Bonnie Culley, a long time Coffey Cousin. Bonnie published the newsletter for more than 20 years; from 1989 until 2012. When health concerns arose for both her and her husband Jim, she asked me to take a stab at publishing.
I was not too keen on continuing to publish a printed version, except for some readers who do not have access to the internet. I struggled with a thought of making the on-line version a “subscription only” site but was convinced that was not the way to go. So, the new Coffey Cousins on-line version is open and free to all. The print version will still have a subscription fee. That fee is currently $10/yr for four quarterly issues.
This is important. I solicit snippets of your research for this newsletter. However, please tell me when you submit verbatim info which you have received from others, whether the original owner agrees with publication here. I do not want to publish without permission any info, pictures, etc. that you have received from some other source. Anything can be sent to me at the above e-mail address. Although this newsletter is copyrighted, you are free to use the information for your personal research provided you cite this newsletter and the person who provided the information as your source. Visit Citation Creation for an easy citation solution. Because of privacy concerns, I do not publish (without permission) personal information about anyone born after 1940.
This newsletter will be published at least once per quarter. Readers are encouraged to submit queries, their genealogies, their brick walls and any other info such as genealogical opinions (such as “I disagree with that family line,”, etc.) documentation, photographs, and the like.
each new newsletter will appear below. Simply
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also download each copy to your hard drive and print
it should you want to.
The file is a PDF (portable document format)
file that can be read in your browser. Otherwise,
I suggest the free PDF-Viewer from Tracker
feature has been added to this site. A
download area where books associated with various
Coffey/ee, and allied families will be periodically
made available for your use. Click on this download
link to visit the site.
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