Our Founder


Iverne Corson Rinehart (1925-2015) Iverne Corson Rinehart (1925-2015) became interested in family history when a grade school teacher assigned it as a topic and a doting aunt drew an actual tree for her to portray their lineage. In 1981, the desire to establish links with her far-flung family prompted her to create the newsletter Corson Cousins. This, in turn, led her to co-found the Corson/Colson Family History Association in 1987 to include other Corson (and variant spellings) family lines. She served as newsletter editor for 30 years and held nearly all CCFHA offices, including President. Her unflagging dedication to the CCFHA established a foundation that keeps the assocation running today.