Alaska Bible Records
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Online Resources[edit | edit source]
- Bible Records and Transcriptions at The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has an index of over 84,000 digitized family Bible records and each day more records are digitized and added to the Index.
Alaska Bible Records[edit | edit source]
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. Some have been donated to local libraries or societies.