Archive for the ‘Bloxham Collection’ Category

Collection of Family Histories, Transactions and Visitation Books

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Our major collection this week is called the “Bloxham Database” and contains many old transactions and visitation books of the British Isles, along with a variety of family histories that genealogist Ben Bloxham compiled.

Click on the links below to view some of these databases from the Bloxham Collection:

Bonnie Hanks: Collection of Old Documents Given to W. Ben Bloxham October 2001

Collection of Vintage Postcards, 1900 – 1960 (Bloxham)

Bloxham was well known for his involvement in the field of genealogy. He started the Family History Department at BYU in 1978 after receiving his Ph.D. in Southampton England. He taught at BYU for more than 30 years. During these years, Bloxham also did genealogy for some very well known people such as Alan Ashton of WordPerfectBlake Roney of NuSkin, and many leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bloxham traveled all over the world teaching and participating in genealogy seminars. He died three years ago from cancer. His daughter, Lauri K. Brock has spent the last 2 1/2 years digitizing this collection (and there is still more to digitize).

The databases from the Bloxham collection will be free to access for ten days at After this trial period is over, subscriptions to access this content on may be purchased here.