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We hope you enjoy your visit and come back often. Please take a second
this site before you forget.
This site was first post on the Internet in 1992. We have enjoyed a very
long and informative history at this site. We have found many 'new"
over the years. We hope that you may be able to also find a "new" cousin
from visiting our site.
We will be happy to assist you in finding your Blue Family roots.
We encourage you to share your research with us. If you have
additional information you would like to share with the Association. You
can do it one of two ways.
the NBFA newsletter, you are welcome to send family news, family
research articles, new or old photos, births, marriages or Death
information Please send your information to
William H. Blue.
We are always looking for "Blue family news"
The NBFA Website
here we have published the
first 6 generations of the Fifth Edition "Descendants of
John Blaw d. 1757" and other helpful information regarding
genealogy and the National Blue Family Association. We welcome you
contacting us and will do what ever we can to help you make your
personal Blue family connection.
If you have additional information on any of the Blue Family lines
William H. Blue.
Best of hunting and do keep us all updated on your family tree.
The National Blue Family Association is an informal group of people with
an interest in the genealogy, history and origin of the Blue family
surname and its many variations. (BLAW / BLEW / BLAUEN / BLAU / BLU et
al) and allied lines.
There are three major lines of Blue Families
The major Dutch BLUE family
from a couple associated with the Dutch West India Company, Frederick
Janss and Grietje Janss. They are believed to have originated in the
northern part of The Netherlands and appear in the records of the Dutch
Reformed Church in Recife, Brazil, in the year 1646. By 1651 they were
in New Amsterdam, (Now New York City) where Frederick Janss received a
grant of land. Their son, Jan Frederickse (John, son of Frederick) took
on the surname BLAUW after the British took over the colony. Many of Jan
ís descendants migrated to New Jersey, then westward to Pennsylvania,
New York, and Virginia (West Virginia). From these locations they spread
throughout the United States and Canada.
The great majority of the Scottish BLUE
North America originated in Argyllshire, the maritime county in
southwestern Scotland. Some of these came by way of Ireland, and spent a
generation or two there before coming to North America. The earliest
known Scottish BLUE family to emigrate was that of Malcolm BLUE
(1700-1766) and his wife, Sarah SMITH, from Cantyre, Argyllshire, who
came in 1748 and settled on the Cape Fear River in North Carolina. In
the following decades many more Scottish BLUEs arrived, settling in
Ontario and the Maritme Provinces of Canada, New York, North Carolina,
South Carolina and Georgia. At this time we have identified about thirty
Scottish BLUE families. Research in Scotland may eventually lead to the
connecting of many of these families.
Some of the Blue families
that did own slaves before 1860's. Many of these beloved Blue family
slaves who were freed kept the
Please feel free to join us in the search for your roots. If we have
been of any help in your search, please let us know by contacting
any from those listed below we would love to hear from you. If you have
additional information on your line please contact one of us, so that we
may continue the Blue Family rich history.
We are a clearing house for information on all BLUE families we can find
who resided in North America.
that this site has stopped at the sixth generation. We have tried very
to post generations with living members.
If you need help finding your connection to the Blue family we will be
happy to help you. Please give us as much information as you have back
to your oldest know ancestors. (1930 and 1940 is a good goal the 1930
and 1940 census are
available to us and we normally can find your ancestors and begin to
trace them from this point. Also any other information you may have that
could help us to help you find your connection. Dates, places and names
are very important. Spouse surnames are also very helpful. With so many
of the Blue males being named John, Frederick, William and Richard it is
often hard to to connect to the right one..
We request in return that you furnish us with any updates that may help
us with the 6th edition to the Family genealogy works already being
worked on. Remember the Blue family is a
and if we all work together we can keep it updated.
PLEASE - JOIN The National Blue Family Association:
Anyone with an interest in a family surname like BLU, BLUE, BLEW, BLAU,
BLAWEN, BLAW or a surname that means
is welcome to join The National Blue Family Association. We are always
looking for new members. With your membership you will receive the
Chalice newsletter starting from the year you join. Your membership
helps finance additional research of the Blue Family. We have
worked very hard to keep our fees low. We offer, three forms to
receive your newsletter: printed matter, CD and email.