Since I've been doing more and more collaborative work on the Blue family, I thought it was time to create a section of my web site where I could share some of the details of the work we've been doing, beyond the bare bones that make it into my GEDCOM file.

So far, I only have one page here, but I expect to see this grow over time.

The NBFA number

One thing that should probably be explained here is the numbering system used by the National Blue Family Association, and which I use both here and in my GEDCOM file. The NBFA # is really quite simple. It's a rather standard descendent number based on John Blaw who died in 1757 in Somerset County, New Jersey. John is the earliest ancestor that most of us in The NBFA can fully document.

This numbering system is the one used by Bill Blue of Seattle in his book, "Descendants Of John Blaw (Blue) d.1757 Somerset Co., NJ", which is pretty much the Bible of the NBFA. An HTML preview of the book can be found on the NBFA web site, and the book is available on CD from Bill.

In this numbering system, John is given the number 1. His oldest child is 1.1 and his second child 1.2. William Blew, the first child of his third child is #1.3.1. My own NBFA# is

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William (1.3.1) Blew Property
The second part of the 2004 Blue Family Reunion was held near the present Day Richard Blue's farm, not far from Harper's Ferry in West Virginia. Just around the corner from the hotel where several of us stayed was the home of William Blew, whose family we think may prove the clues for connecting some currently unconnected Blues.

Since geographical research into family deeds and plats has become something of a specialty to me, this page summarizes some of our researches into exactly where William's farm was. This may prove helpful as there is a small family cemetery on the property.

Peter (1.5.10) Blue and Greenfield
During the 2006 NBFA reunion, we travelled to Danville, Pennsylvania in search of Peter Blue's family. We only had modest success until the day we were headed home. With the assistance of local historians, genealogists, and the couple living it what I suspect was Peter's original house, I believe we found Greenfield.