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Guide to the Corum Family Collection, 1844-1986
2034-2037  
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Description
Photographs, scrapbooks, genealogical charts, biographical notes, Corum Family Association organizational materials and reports, Boy Scout book binding project, deeds, will, divorce papers.
Background
In 1967 Ed, Richard and Raymond Corum of Sacramento, CA thought it might be interesting to see if they could find out if they were related. They decided to go through the phone books for California, Oregon and Washington and make a list of all the Corums. Postcards were sent to all of the Corums listed in the phone books asking if they would be interested in getting together to meet other possible relatives. The response was so favorable that it was decided to have a meeting in Sacramento in October, 1967. Everyone was asked to bring any and all information they had on their branch of the family, including memorabilia and pictures. A large amount of information was obtained and it was decided to make charts showing the different families. Larry Anderson, a charter member, went to Salt Lake City where he spent two weeks researching files and obtaining information from the Mormon Genealogical Library. Charles Corum, another charter member, undertook the formidable task of sorting out the information and making the first set of charts in 1968. The charts consisted of eleven pages and the only charts that had continuity were the charts of John Corum and Mary Cobb. The reason for this is that the majority of the Corums on the West Coast are descendants of John and Mary. The charts have been redone and updated several times. By 1970 they numbered thirty-six. In 1981 and 1982, the charts were done again by Charles and Warren Corum. At the present time there are one hundred and nineteen pages of charts and one set of charts includes ten generations. The Association has hired part-time genealogists at various times, but by and large the information has come from members who have spent their own time and money to research information that they have shared with the Association.
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Please credit California State Library.
Availability
Unrestricted.