I am in the midst of doing a tree on the Cotie's that originally resided in Cape Breton, NS. One of my mother's half-sister (Katherine (aka Kitty) Cotie) lived in California most of her adult life. Her married name was Potter and then Cordell. I don't know if any of this is of interest to those with msgs. concerning Ca. but thought I would add it anyway. Most of my research is concentrated on the Cotie's of Nova Scotia.