Our mission is to facilitate Bliss genealogical research, the celebration of the Bliss name and fellowship with all who are connected to the name in all parts of the world.
The Bliss Family History Society was created in August 1983 to help members trace their Bliss ancestors, build their own family trees and share information, experiences and to bring distant relatives together. That was before the internet gave individuals almost all that information on a multitude of websites, to which more and more information is being added almost every day.
Today, the Society publishes the Bliss Magazine in June and December each year containing reports of its activities, information about its member’s family history research, articles produced by members, articles about Blisses of the past and any other items of interest to members.
Every year, there is a gathering at places of historical interest, sometimes having a connection with a famous Bliss and members can contact each other regarding common interests or to seek help with their own family history research.
The December 2020 Bliss Magazine has been posted to members containing news on our AGM in April, an invitation to join in making Bliss family trees, reports on our Zoom Meetings, more articles on fascinating Blisses and more facts about the Bliss Soldiers of WW1. Since posting the December Magazine, two more sources has been found for identifying US Soldiers who were in WWI and details of 170 missing from previous editions will be available in subsquent editions.
THE LAST EVENT
We held two meetings on ZOOM (4 and 5 February) to talk about members progress on their research and several other issues of interest. Several new ideas are now being introduced including a library of Bliss pictures from the past, so if you have any please use the “Contact Us” page to let us know. Also we are starting a collection of Bliss Family Trees. If you have one, please send it to us, preferably as a Gedcom File, but we will accept any format. If we find you have common relations to other files we have, we will send you details. Use the “Contact US” to let us know what you have.
THE NEXT EVENT
Our AGM will be held on ZOOM on 25 April 2021. If you want to join us please contact our
Chairman to book your place.
CAN YOU HELP
One of our members says:
“I’m seeking any and all information one can provide to me on Mary Rebecca Bliss Trimble — born 25 Sep 1824 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA and died – 12 Feb 1907 Toddville, Linn County, Iowa, USA
and her parents — Jeremiah Bliss — born 31 Oct 1789 Greenfield, Saratoga County, New York, USA — died 10 Nov 1855 Jones County, Iowa, USA
and Mary “Polly” Lucore — born 02 Feb 1800 Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA — died 02 Sep 1842 Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA”
If you can help email: email@example.com