This is the only official website of the Cossitt Family Association, Inc.
The CFA was formed to enhance the relationships and conduct genealogical research of and for the descendents of Rene Cossitt who emigrated from France in 1711* and his wife, Ruth (Porter) Cossitt, who was born in Hartford County, Connecticut. The Cossitt Family Association was founded in the 1970’s by our late cousin, and member of the Canadian Parliament, Tom C. Cossitt of Brockville, Ontario.
In the beginning, The Cossitt Family Association had reunions in various cities across the United States and Canada. This practice has not been carried on for several years due to the current ability to communicate with members via e-mail.
E-mail notifications of Cossitt news events are regularly sent to members.
Thanks to the work of Cousin Jim Cossitt of De Moines, Iowa, our association was formalized as an Iowa non-profit Corporation on January 2, 1994.
The Cossitt Family Association, Inc. maintains a computerized family Genealogical Database that starts in the 1600’s and currently has over 10,950 individuals and 4,065 families. If you are a descendent of Rene and Ruth Cossitt you are eligible for membership which is free. All you have to do is complete the inquiry form in the CONTACT/JOIN section of this web site. You will then be contacted by an Association Officer by e-mail. The more information that you provide in your contact will increase the chances that we will be able to find you in our database.
For a listing of the current officers of the Association, click on WHO WE ARE.
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* y-DNA tests may proven this statement to be false. Check out the latest facts at the Family Story entitled "Where was Rene born?".