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===Online Resources===
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==Online Resources and Website==
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Listed below are resources for Bible records specific to Utah. To find more resources, go to the [[United States Bible Records]] page.
  
*[http://yanceyfamilygenealogy.org/family_bible_index.htm Free Family Bible Index] with 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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*[http://yanceyfamilygenealogy.org/family_bible_index_Locations_UT.htm The Family Bible Index - Utah] at Yancey Family Genealogy
*[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]
 
*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]
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/family_bible_records.htm Ancestor Hunt: Bible Records]
 
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/bible.htm Library of Virginia, Family Bible Records] The Library of Virginia has acquired originals and photocopies of over 6,800 family Bible records. These materials have been cataloged and are searchable as part of the Archives and Manuscripts Catalog.
 
*[http://www.dar.org/ Daughters of American Revolution]
 
*[http://www.ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=14 Illinois State Genealogical Society]
 
*[http://www.barbsnow.net/Bible.htm Your Guide to Finding Ancestors in Family Bible Records]
 
*[http://www.loc.gov/index.html Library of Congress] Seach for "bible records."
 
  
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=====Transcriptions, Indexes, and Images=====
  
There are many local and state collections of Bible records. You may wish to do a search online with the words "bible records" and the locality of origin of your ancestors.
 
  
===Utah Bible Records===
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=====Digital Books=====
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.
 
  
Many families came to Utah and brought their family Bible with them. These Bibles may be found, handed down to present-day families in Utah. You may find these Bibles also donated to local museums and historical societies.
 
  
===Family History Library Collections===
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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>
  
*The Family History Library (FHL)has several collections of family Bible records 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:
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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
  
:Utah - BIBLE RECORDS
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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.
:Utah, [name of County] - BIBLE RECORDS<br><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; FHL book 973 D22kk}}
 
 
 
===The Church History Library===
 
 
 
*The Church History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a small collection of family Bibles containing genealogical information. See [http://churchhistorylibrary.lds.org/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=CHL_PUBLIC Church History Library] and search in the the catalog for "Bible genealogy" or "Bible records family."
 
 
 
===External Links===
 
Search in the online database programs such as [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] $ and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com//Default.aspx WorldVitalRecords.com] $ for bible records. These databases may be used for free at a local [[Introduction to Family History Centers|FamilySearch Center]].
 
  
 
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Online Resources and Website[edit | edit source]

Listed below are resources for Bible records specific to Utah. 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.