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, a new source has been found for identifying US Soldiers who were in WWI and details of 74 missing from previous editions will be available in subsquent editions.
THE LAST EVENT
In view of the restrictions on personal contacts, the Annual General Meeting due to be held on Sunday 26 April 2020 had to be cancelled. Members who had shown an interest received the usual reports and were able to ask questions and make suggestions. Following this, proposals were made and agreement sought. All members were able to read a full report in the June 2020 Bliss Magazine.
THE NEXT EVENT
We will be holding a meeting on ZOOM in late January to talk about members progress on their research and any other issues of interest. To join, please email our Chairman, Michael Bliss to receive a ZOOM invitation.
Our best wishes to you all at this difficult time.