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=== Online Records ===
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==Online Resources and Website==
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Listed below are resources for Bible records specific to Rhode Island. To find more resources, go to the [[United States Bible Records]] page.
  
*[http://yanceyfamilygenealogy.org/family_bible_index.htm The Family Bible Index] over 200,000 entries
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=====Databases=====
*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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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/48397/?keyword=bible All Genealogies of Rhode Island Families, Vol. I] results for Bible at Ancestry ($)
*[http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/biblerecords.htm Index to Early Bible Records] provides a free index to over 17,000 online and offline pre-1830 Bible records.
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/48398/?keyword=bible All Genealogies of Rhode Island Families, Vol. II] results for Bible at Ancestry ($)
*Start with the free [http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/biblerecords.htm '''Index to Early Bible Records (pre-1830; 17,000 entries)'''].
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*[http://yanceyfamilygenealogy.org/family_bible_index_Locations_RI.htm The Family Bible Index - Rhode Island] at Yancey Family Genealogy
*Six volumes of ''Rhode Island Bible Records'', copied by Josephine Keefer Short and Mrs. Bentley W. Morse, are at the [http://www.rihs.org/libraryhome.htm Rhode Island Historical Society] and the Family History Library. {{FHL|337377|item|disp=FHL film 22395 items 4–9}}
 
  
*Some Bible records at the [http://www.newporthistorical.org/index.php/collections-resources/genealogy/ Newport Historical Society] (82 Touro Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840) are also at the Family History Library. {{FHL|303463|item|disp=FHL film 945224 item 1}}
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=====Transcriptions, Indexes, and Images=====
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*{{FHL|337377|item|disp=Rhode Island Bible Records}} at FamilySearch Catalog
  
*Daughters of the American Revolution (Florida), ''Miscellaneous Bible and Cemetery Records'' (SLC, Utah, 1971) {{FHL|305804|item|disp=FHL film 850403 item 7}}
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=====Digital Books=====
  
*New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston, Massachusetts), ''Family bible records from the Manuscripts Collection of the New England Historic Genealogical Society'' (Boston, Massachusetts:New England Historic Genealogical Society, c2001) {{FHL|1022875|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 1299}}
 
  
*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 websites: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1995 Ancestry], [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3], and [http://www.heritagequestonline.com/ Heritage Quest Online].
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====Other places to look for Bible Record Collections====
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*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 websites: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1995 Ancestry], [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3], and [http://www.heritagequestonline.com/ Heritage Quest Online].
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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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*'''[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/catalog/?keyword=Bible%20Records&location=2 Card Catalog]''' at Ancestry. ($)
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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>
  
===Rhode Island Bible Records===
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==Why Search for Family Bibles==
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.
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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
  
=== Bible Records Online  ===
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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.
 
 
*[http://www.genealogical.com/products/National%20Huguenot%20Society%20Bible%20Records/9181.html National Huguenot Society Bible Records]
 
*[http://www.ancestorsatrest.com/family_bibles/ Ancestors at Rest]
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/family_bible_records.html Ancestor Hunt]
 
  
 
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Online Resources and Website[edit | edit source]

Listed below are resources for Bible records specific to Rhode Island. To find more resources, go to the United States Bible Records page.

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]

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.