Welcome to The National Blue Family Association Homepage we hope you enjoy your visit and
come back often. Please take a second to bookmark
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"
cousins over the years. We hope that you may be able to also find a
"new" cousin from visiting our site.
welcome to add links from your site to our site. LINKS TO OTHER FAMILY BLUE SITES
CAN BE FOUND AT BLUE FAMILY LINKS. We are
always happy to add links
from any Blue Family site to our site. Please send your URL to Sarah
she will visit your site then add a link to the NBFA site.
If you have additional information
you would like to share with the Association. You can do it one of two ways.
First, The Chalice our 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 or Sarah
Bitter. We are always looking for
"Blue family news"
Second, The NBFA Website we
are always happy to post Births, Marriages or Death announcements on the
website. Please send your information to Sarah
If you have additional information on any of the Blue Family lines please
contact 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.
of the BLUE families in North America belong to either the Dutch BLUE family or
the Scottish BLUE family. There are
Irish BLUEs, but most of these originated in Scotland.
Other BLUEs are of German or French origin.
The major Dutch BLUE family descends
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, 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 Janís 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.
great majority of the Scottish BLUE families in 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
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 the list below we would love to hear from you.
If you have additional information on your line please contact one of us.
We are a clearing house for information on all BLUE families we can find who resided in North America.
*** Please Note that this site has stopped at the sixth
generation. We have tried very hard not
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 of your oldest know ancestors. (1930 is a good goal the 1930 census is
available to us and we normally can find your ancestors and begin to trace them
form 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.
We request in return that you furnish us with any updates that may help us with
the 6th edition to the Family genealogy works always being worked on. Remember
the Blue family is a LIVING family and if we all work together we can keep it
JOIN The National Blue Family Association:
Anyone with an interest in a family surname like BLU, BLUE, BLEW,
BLAU, BLAWEN, BLAW or in a surname that means BLUE, 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 2004 there will be
4 issues per year. Your membership helps finance additional research of the Blue
Please visit by clicking here
to go The National Blue Family Association Application on this site.
the book to visit our Table of Contents
The Next National Blue
Family Reunion will be held in 2008 on Saturday, June 21th
Mark your Calendar today.
Please click on the Blue
Family News for All Updated News on our Family
Please click on Our Family Genealogy to go to the Table of Contents you will be
able to find Our Dutch, Scottish and German Lines there.
Ted Blew has TEE SHIRTS for
they are white with the Blawenburg Village Historical Marker on the
back and the following words on the front: "Blawenburg NJ 08504 Home of the
He has 16 large and a few assorted mediums and extra larges. They cost him just
over $16 per and, to make things easy, H will offer them at $16 each. If we get
more orders than he can fill, he will be able to obtain more.
Please email Ted your orders,
including mailing address, He will take care of the rest. He will include
an invoice when shipping each order so no payment is needed up
Click on the work TED
to email him.
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You may contact your Web Host Sarah A. Bitter
for general information.
If you wish to join the Association please
contact Rev. John Gray.
If you have anything you would like to contribute
to the Newsletter please contact Linda Dickson.
Our Newsletter is published
twice a year.
If you have updates on any of the
Blue Family lines please contact William H. Blue. Bill has completed the 5th
edition of his wonderful work "Descendents of John Blaw" SEE
(There are no
more copies of the 4th edition available)
Officers: of The National Blue Family
Association CLICK ON THE MAILBOX
Rev John Gray Please see new mailing address at NBFA
Fourth Edition "Descendants of John Blaw d. 1757"
Chalice Newsletter Editor
William H. Blue (This book is now out of print)
Webmaster and Reunion Chairperson :
Sarah A. Bitter