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See also [[United States Bible Records]] for more links to nation-wide information.
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=== Online Records ===
 
  
*The [http://services.dar.org/Public/DAR_Research/search/?Tab_ID=12 National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)] has an index of over 40,000 digitized family Bible records and each day more records are digitized and added to the Index.
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==Online Resources and Website==
*[http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/biblerecords.htm Index to Early Bible Records] provides a free index to over 17,000 online and offline pre-1830 Bible records.
 
**[http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/search.htm?form=extended '''USGenWeb Archives''']
 
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29760&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 '''Bible records''' compiled by Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1968-1969.] on www.ancestry.com ($)
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=====Databases=====
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/29764/ Bible and other family records] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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*[https://digital.americanancestors.org/digital/collection/p15869coll15/id/1606 Bible record for the James A. Rea family] at [https://digital.americanancestors.org American Ancestrors] ($)
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*[https://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilicgs/bible/bibindex.htm Bible Records Collection] at [https://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilicgs/ Iroquois County Genealogical Society]
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/29760/ Bible records compiled by Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1968-1969] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($) – transcription
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/29765/ Bible Records Compiled by the DAR North Shore Chapter, Ilinois, Vol 1] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/29762/ Family Bibles & Birthday Book] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($) – transcription
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/29763/ Family Records from Old Bibles and other Family Written Records] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($) – transcription
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/29761/ Genealogies and Bible records gathered by the Illinois ociety, D.A.R., 1976-1977] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/27406/ Miscellaneous Records of Families, Bibles, Cemeteries] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($) – transcription
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29761 '''Bible records''' compiled by Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1976-1977] on www.ancestry.com ($)
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=====Transcriptions, Indexes, and Images=====
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*[https://www.ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=14Family Bible Records: Surnames] at [https://www.ilgensoc.org Illinois State Genealogical Society] - index
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*[https://bcgenealogy.org/major-resources/church-bible-records/ Bureau County Church and Bible Records] at [https://bcgenealogy.org Bureau County Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/christian/chrisbib.html Christian County Bible Records] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net USGenWeb Archives] - transcriptions
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/christian/familyindex.html Christian County Family and Bible Records] at [http://genealogytrails.com Genealogy Trails History Group] - transcriptions and images
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*[https://www.iroquoiscountygenealogy.org/iroqgene/data/bible/bibindex.htm Iroquois County Bible Records Collection] at [https://www.iroquoiscountygenealogy.org Iroquois County Genealogical Society] - transcriptions
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*[https://jefferson.illinoisgenweb.org/bible/biblerec.htm Jefferson County Bible Records] at [https://jefferson.illinoisgenweb.org ILGenWeb] - transcriptions
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*[https://kendall.illinoisgenweb.org/category/bible-records Kendall County Bible Records] at [https://kendall.illinoisgenweb.org ILGenWeb] - transcriptions
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*[http://www.illinoisancestors.org/knox/bible_records/bible_records.html Knox County Bible Records] at [http://www.illinoisancestors.org Illinois Ancestors] - transcription
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/peoria/Bible/index.htm Peoria County Bible Records] at [http://genealogytrails.com Genealogy Trails History Group] - transcriptions and images
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*[http://www.peoriacountyillinois.info/bibles/bibles.html Peoria County Bible Records] at [http://www.peoriacountyillinois.info Illinois Ancestors Presents Peoria County] - transcription and images
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*[https://www.peoriacountygenealogy.org/projects/bible-project/ Peoria County Family Bible Project] at [https://www.peoriacountygenealogy.org Peoria county Genealogical Society] - index
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*[https://www.theheritagelady.com/stephen-wood-bible/ Stephen Wood Bible Record & His History] at [https://www.theheritagelady.com The Heritage Lady] - transcription and images
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/il/will/willbib.htm Will County Bible Records] at [http://usgwarchives.net USGenWeb Archives] - transcription
  
*Many periodicals publish family data from Bible records. These are referenced in the "Families" section of the PERiodical Source Index '''('''[[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|'''PERSI''']]''')''', described in the "[[Illinois Periodicals|Periodicals]]" section.
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=====Digital Books=====
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/29764/images/dvm_LocHist013491-00001-0?treeid=&personid=&hintid=&queryId=f1155a71db07b4025eb1746280036b09&usePUB=true&_phsrc=oBh7923&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&pId=55 Bible and other family records] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/29751/images/dvm_LocHist013479-00002-1?treeid=&personid=&hintid=&queryId=f1155a71db07b4025eb1746280036b09&usePUB=true&_phsrc=oBh7923&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&pId=760 Illinois Society, D.A.R. genealogy records, 1940-41 (Bible Records)] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/29747/images/dvm_LocHist013475-00001-0?treeid=&personid=&hintid=&queryId=f1155a71db07b4025eb1746280036b09&usePUB=true&_phsrc=oBh7922&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&pId=14 Genealogies of eleven families contributed to the Illinois Society, D.A.R.] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/22181/images/dvm_GenMono005247-00001-0?treeid=&personid=&hintid=&queryId=f1155a71db07b4025eb1746280036b09&usePUB=true&_phsrc=oBh7923&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&pId=15 Material contributed by Springfield Chapter, Springfield, Illinois, 1968-1969] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/?event=_illinois-usa_16&keyword=Bible+Records&location=2&priority=usa&_phtarg=oBh7922&queryId=f1155a71db07b4025eb1746280036b09&successSource=Search All Results for Bible Records] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
  
*[http://www.biblerecords.com/bibles.html '''Bible Records Online''']
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====Other places to look for Bible Record Collections====
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*'''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.
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog FamilySearch Catalog]:''' Using the '''keyword''' search, type in the surname you are looking for and the word "Bible."
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*'''Periodical Source Index (PERSI)''': Many periodicals publish family data from Bible records. [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/periodical-source-index Periodical Source Index (PERSI)] is an index to many of these periodicals. Learn how to use [[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|Periodical Source Index (PERSI)]].<br>
  
=== Illinois Bible Records ===
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==Why Search for Family Bibles==
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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
  
A family Bible is a designation given to a Bible which has family information recorded on pages within the book. This has been a tradition among many families and is a good source of information about immediate family members and relatives, including names of parents, children, their spouses as well as their dates of birth, marriage and death. This is a valuable resource because, if the information is recorded as the event occurs, the information is regarded as being reliable. Also, for some families, Bible records may have the only recorded vital statistics information. Generally, family Bibles are passed down to succeeding generations, but those that are no longer in possession of the family may be at a historical or genealogical society.  
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Bible records can be used as a substitute in providing birth, marriage, and date information when vital record information was not recorded.
  
=== Illinois State Genealogical Society Collections  ===
 
  
*The [http://www.ilgensoc.org/ '''Illinois State Genealogical Society'''] (ISGS) has an on-going project which was established in 1988 to collect and preserve family Bible records. The [http://www.ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=14 '''Family Bible Record'''] page on their website lists the surnames of those Bible records collected.
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{{Illinois|Illinois}}
  
*The Family History Library (FHL) also has a transcription of many of these Bible records:
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[[Category:Illinois, United States|Bible Records]][[Category:Bible Records]]
 
 
:''Illinois State Genealogical Society, Family Bible Records''. Two Volumes. Springfield, Illinois: The Society, 1990–94.[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41799944 Other Libraries (WorldCat)]; [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44127847 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|566283|item|disp=FHL book 977.3 V2is}}.
 
:''Family Bible Record Copies Collected by the Illinois State Genealogical Society’s Family Bible Records Project, ca. 1724–1987''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah,1994. {{FHL|723633|item|disp=FHL film 1954965–1954966 item 1}} Microfilm copy of the above FHL books.
 
 
 
=== Online Family Bible Resources  ===
 
 
 
Start with the free [http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/biblerecords.htm '''Index to Early Bible Records (pre-1830; 17,000 entries)'''].
 
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/search.htm?form=extended '''USGenWeb Archives''']
 
 
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29760&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 '''Bible records''' compiled by Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1968-1969.] on www.ancestry.com ($)
 
 
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29761 '''Bible records''' compiled by Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1976-1977] on www.ancestry.com ($)
 
 
 
*Many periodicals publish family data from Bible records. These are referenced in the "Families" section of the PERiodical Source Index '''('''[[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|'''PERSI''']]''')''', described in the "[[Illinois Periodicals|Periodicals]]" section.
 
 
 
*[http://www.biblerecords.com/bibles.html '''Bible Records Online''']
 
 
 
=== Family History Library Collections  ===
 
 
 
*The Family History Library (FHL) has several collections of family Bible records for Illinois including the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and county collections. These records can be found in the FamilySearch Catalog at www.familysearch.org using a Place Search under:
 
 
 
:ILLINOIS - BIBLE RECORDS
 
:ILLINOIS,[name of County] - BIBLE RECORDS<br>
 
 
 
*Kirkham, E. Kay. ''An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the United States: 45,500 References as Taken from the Microfilm at the Genealogical Society of Utah''. Two Volumes. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/229143818 Other Libraries (WorldCat)]; {{FHL|460558|item|disp=FHL fiche 6089184 and FHL book 973 D22kk}} Volume 2 includes Illinois. Includes additional DAR Bible, cemetery and family record collections for Illinois, indexed by surname.
 
 
 
=== National Archives and Records Administration Collections ===
 
 
 
Copies, or abstracts of old family Bibles that are no longer known to exist, may survive in [[Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783|Revolutionary War Pension application files]] at [[National Archives and Records Administration|NARA]], Washington, D.C., which are available online at three commercial&nbsp;websites: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1995 Ancestry], [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3], and [http://www.heritagequestonline.com/ Heritage Quest Online].
 
 
 
{{Illinois|Illinois}}
 
 
 
[[Category:Illinois, United States|Bible]][[Category:Bible Records]]
 

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See also United States Bible Records for more links to nation-wide information.

Online Resources and Website[edit | edit source]

Databases[edit | edit source]
Transcriptions, Indexes, and Images[edit | edit source]
Digital Books[edit | edit source]

Other places to look for Bible Record Collections[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • 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.