Alabama Bible Records
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Online Resources and Website[edit | edit source]
Listed below are resources for Bible records specific to Alabama. To find more resources, go to the United States Bible Records page.
Databases[edit | edit source]
- Bible Records and Transcriptions at DAR Genealogy Research - index of over 84,000 digitized family Bible records.
- The Family Bible Index - Alabama at Yanceyfamilygenealogy.org - images and indexes.
Transcriptions, Indexes, and Images[edit | edit source]
- Alabama Bible Records at Access Genealogy – transcriptions
- Alabama Bible Records at Alabama Pioneers ($) - transcriptions
- Alabama Biographies/Bibles at I Dream of Genealogy - transcriptions
- Alabama Bible Records at Genealogy Trails – transcriptions
- Alabama genealogical records at FamilySearch - images; includes many bible records.
- Bible Records at Alabama Genealogy - transcriptions
- Bible Records at Franklin County ALGenWeb – transcriptions
- Bible Records at freestateofwinston.org – transcriptions
- Bible Records Online – transcriptions
- Bibles at USGenNet - transcriptions
- Family Bible Index - Alabama at yanceyfamilygenealogy.org - images
- Family Bible record collection - Alabama at FamilySearch - images
- Family bible records, 1770-1889 at FamilySearch; scroll down to Film/Digital Notes, then select the magnifying glass icon for images.
- Marengo County Bible Records at USGenWeb Archives Project – Alabama – transcriptions
- Montgomery County Bible Records at USGenWeb Archives Project – Alabama – transcriptions
Digital Books[edit | edit source]
- Birmingham Genealogical Society, Bible and cemetery records, (Birmingham Genealogical Society: South Birmingham, Alabama, 1962). Volume 1 online at FamilySearch Digital Library; Volume 2 online at FamilySearch Digital Library
- Sumner, Christine Paradise, Jackson County, Alabama records, (Scottsboro, Alabama: C.P. Sumner, 1971-1976). Volume 1 online at FamilySearch Digital Library; Volume 2 online at FamilySearch Digital Library - Contains Bible records, cemetery records, obituaries, marriage records, land records, probate records, etc.
- Mid-south Bible records By DAR, Fort Assumption Chapter. (Memphis, Tennessee: Daughters of the American Revolution, Fort Assumption Chapters, 1973) Volume 1 online at FamilySearch Digital Library; Volume 2 online at FamilySearch Digital Library
Other places to look for Bible Record Collections[edit | edit source]
- The Gandrud and Jones’ collection: contains many Alabama Bible records. It is described in Alabama Compiled Genealogies.
- Family records: Check home sources by reaching out to older members of the family asking if they know of any Family Bibles and who might have it in their possession.
- Card Catalog at Ancestry ($)
- FamilySearch Catalog: Using the keyword search, type in the surname you are looking for and the word "Bible."
- Periodical Source Index (PERSI): Many periodicals publish family data from Bible records. Periodical Source Index (PERSI) is an index to many of these periodicals. Learn how to use Periodical Source Index (PERSI).
Why Search for Family Bibles[edit | edit source]
Many families have traditionally recorded births, marriages, and deaths in a family bible, family record book, or book of remembrance. A bible was often given by relatives to a bride as a wedding gift, where she recorded information about her immediate family and close relatives. Relationships were seldom stated but were often implied. Names of parents, children, and their spouses, including maiden names, were frequently given along with dates of birth, marriage, and death. Sometimes the age of a person was given at the time of death. Many families kept bible records from the 1700s (and sometimes earlier) to more recent times, although few have survived. Family bibles that are no longer in the possession of the family may be at a historical or genealogical society. They are sometimes transcribed and published in genealogical periodicals or other databases
Bible records can be used as a substitute in providing birth, marriage, and date information when vital record information was not recorded.