Coffey Cousins' Clearinghouse Newsletter

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 t 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!


This newsletter will be published at least once per quarter and only on-line. 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 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 freePDF-Viewer from Tracker Software.

Your comments about the newsletter design, layout, etc) are welcomed.  


A new feature has been added to this site.  A free 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.

Please Read:

These newsletters are created each quarter using a Microsoft based PC and MS Word. They are "printed" to PDF using one of two utilities:  Nitro PDF Creator/Reader or Primo PDF Creator.  They are readable on-line using current (2014) versions of Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome browsers.  

Normally, a user can left click on the desired volume and it will open in their browser.  Or, by right click on a newsletter and select "Open." If using the Chrome browser select "Open in new tab."  In Chrome, readers can also right click, choose "Save link as" and the PDF will download to your computer.  In Opera it is "Save linked content as."  In Internet Explorer it is "Save target as."  I don't have Firefox on my computer any longer so cannot help there.

If you are using some other browser and are having difficulty reading or downloading the newsletter, please contact the folks who designed your browser.

If you are unable to read any PDF on your computer, you probably can't read these.  Check my suggestion above for PDF Viewer.

If an internet link is not "clickable" in a PDF, highlight it with your mouse, then copy and paste into your browser.

News letters on line:

NOTE:  Please report any newsletter problems to me! Contact Fred Coffey with DNA questions.

All previous issues of the Coffey Cousins' Newsletter can be found here.

Newsletter No. 125, Feb. 2013
Newsletter No. 126, Apr-Jun 2013
Newsletter No. 127, Jul-Sep 2013
Newsletter No. 128, Oct-Dec 2013
Newsletter No. 129, Dec. 2013
Newsletter No. 130, Jan-Mar 2014
Newsletter No. 131, Apr-Jun 2014
Newsletter No. 132, Jul-Sep 2014
Newsletter No. 133, Oct-Dec 2014
Newsletter No. 134, Jan-Mar 2015
Newsletter No. 135, Apr-Jun 2015
Newsletter No. 136, Jul-Sep 2015
Newsletter No. 137, Oct-Dec 2015
Newsletter No. 138, Jan-Mar 2016
Newsletter No. 139, Apr-Jun 2016
Newsletter No. 140, Jul-Sep 2016

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