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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 has been a gathering at places of historical interest, sometimes having a connection with a famous Bliss and members can discuss with each other items of common interests or to seek help with their own family history research. However, during the Covid-19 pandemic this was not possible.


The December 2022 Bliss Magazine has been sent to members. It contains more articles on fascinating Blisses and more facts about the Bliss Soldiers of WW1. Two more sources has been found for identifying US Soldiers who were in WWI and details of those missing from previous editions started to appear in the December 2022 edition. More in the June 2023 edition.


Our previous Chairman, Tom Bliss has produced an online survey and timeline of British History entitled Annals Britannica at www.blissworks.uk. He took the opportunity to do this during the lockdown to fulfil a long time ambition. Enjoy!!


Our next AGM was on Sunday 16 April at 2.00 pm (London time). To accommodate our worldwide membership in different time zones, it is difficult to avoid an early morning for North American members and a late evening for our Australians. Full details are contained in our latest Bliss Magazine available to all members, so why not join us?

Contact MichaeljfBliss@btinternet.com for a ZOOM link to join the meetings.


It is with much sadness that we have to announce that our Committee member and one time Vice Chairman, has passed away. Walter was a great supporter of the Bliss Family History Society and will be greatly missed. He was always cheerful, encouraging and resourceful. Our deepest sympathy to his family and many friends in the Society and in the City of London.