About the CCFHA


  • To encourage and perform genealogical and historical research on individuals and families with the Corson surname and related surnames (e.g., Courson, Colson, Coursen, Corsa, Coursey, Decoursey, Vroom).
  • To aggregate the wealth of data about these families, filter out incorrect data, and assemble definitive family trees for these families.
  • To bring descendants of these families together into reunions and other physical and virtual gatherings to enhance their relationships.
  • To research and disseminate the contribution of individuals with these surnames to historical and cultural heritage.

The CCFHA wishes to contact all persons who are researching these lines, whether they are interested in membership or not. We want to share in the exchange of genealogical information and help you to establish contacts with others interested in the same lines.


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, descendants of a Corson ancestor, joined the original group. Later that year they organized and chartered the Corson/Colson Family History Association. Today, the CCFHA has dozens of members throughout the United States and a few in Canada and France. It also coordinates a One-Name Study in the United Kingdom.


Acting President Michael Corson
Vice President Bruce Corson
Corresponding Secretary Jeff Owens
Recording Secretary Hal Costley
Treasurer Gale Corson
Regional VP, Major Divisions Bill DeCoursey
Regional VP, Minor Divisions Gale Corson
Newsletter Editor

Michael Corson



If you have any questions about the CCFHA or genealogy of the families it researches, please contact Michael Corson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).