Research

The Society has a Bliss Genealogical Data Base (BGDB) and other genealogical material which is available from our Records Secretary. The BGDB includes all Blisses found in the complete Census Series of Blisses in England and Wales 1841 to 1911. We also hold thousands of extracts of Bliss family events from parish registers in many English counties, entries from Trade and Post Office Directories and many other sources. In addition to the BGDB we hold a complete index to Bliss birth registrations in England and Wales 1837-2005 marriage registrations 1837-2005 and deaths 1837-2005.

We also possess the three volume Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America, which the chairman or our North American Secretary will consult for lookups requested by members.

You can find some interesting information on the Bliss name by clicking on the links below which take you to pages on our previous website, but please note that some of the information on other pages of the previous website will be out of date, but hopefully this website is not. Please use the “contact” page on the above menu if you can help us to keep it up to date.

Origins of Bliss                              http://www.blissfhs.co.uk/origins.htm

The de Blez connection                http://www.blissfhs.co.uk/blay.htm

Eminent Blisses                              http://www.blissfhs.co.uk/eminent.htm

Pioneers, Settlers & Colonists  http://www.blissfhs.co.uk/pioneers.htm

Calendar of Bliss Marriages in Great Britain to 1575    http://www.blissfhs.co.uk/marriages.htm
Passengers, Arrivals Overseas and Court Cases            http://www.blissfhs.co.uk/themes.htm

Tom Bliss, our previous Chairman, has published a book “Homelands of Bliss: the British Origins of American Bliss Families” is now available on Amazon $32.05 (£24.81).

Nancy Nostrand writes:

“Using his unrivalled experience in researching many types of British genealogical records, in this book Tom Bliss resolves historic problems surrounding the British origin of the original Bliss pioneers in New England. He has successfully disproved the many false trails published on the internet concerning those families. In addition, he has also discovered one or two unexpected new difficulties for American Bliss family historians! Tom has also briefly recounted the social history of the country from which those first American families sailed. Finally, he has also revealed the British family history of more recent Bliss settlers in North America. This now has to be the premier source for Americans seeking the British origins of their Bliss families.”

 

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