Who am I:
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 four
reunions (LA, MS, NE and VA) and, 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
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
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 all rights to the newsletter 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. It is now my responsibility to maintain the standards set by Leonard and enhanced by Bonnie!
version of this newsletter has a subscription fee,
currently $10/yr for four quarterly issues. Fee
will be $15/yr beginning in Jan., 2014.
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
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
Creation for an easy
citation solution. Because
of privacy concerns, I do not publish (without permission)
personal information about 3d party individuals born after
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.
Links to each new
newsletter will appear below.
Simply click on the link to read it. You can 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 Software.
Your comments about
the newsletter (design, layout, etc) are welcomed.
Please be kind.
A new 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
link to visit the site.
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