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Online Resources and Website[edit | edit source]


Transcriptions, Indexes, and Images

Digital Books

  • Kirkham, E. Kay; ‘’An Index To Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the United States, Vol. II’’ (1984) Online at FamilySearch Digital Library – excluding the Southern States – See Volume I.
  • Taylor, Marcene F.; ‘’Bible Record Collection: a collection of photocopied and extracted records from thirty family Bibles’’ (2000) Online at FamilySearch Digital Library – images and transcriptions
  • Stevenson, Noel C.; ‘’Bible Records: from miscellaneous sources (18 Volumes)’’ Online at FamilySearch Digital Library
  • Rogers, Sophie Selden; ‘’Bible Records in the Sophie Selden Rogers Collection’’, volumes 10-12, 44-57; online at FamilySearch Digital Library – transcriptions

Other places to look for Bible Record Collections.

  • 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."

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