Alabama Bible Records
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Online Resources[edit | edit source]
- Alabama Bible Records at Access Genealogy - transcriptions
- Alabama Bible Records at Alabama Genealogy Trails - transcriptions
- Alabama Bible Records at Alabama Pioneers ($) - transcriptions
- Alabama Bible Records at Tracking Your Roots - transcriptions
- Bible Records at Alabama Genealogy - transcriptions
- Bible Records and Transcriptions at DAR Genealogy Research - index of over 84,000 digitized family Bible records.
- Index to Early Bible Records at Researching Your Patriot Ancestor
- The Family Bible Index and the Family Bible Preservation Project at Yancey Family Resource Center
- Alabama genealogical records at FamilySearch - search images; includes many bible records.
- Family Bible record collection - Alabama at FamilySearch - search images
Alabama 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.
In addition to the above list of online Bible records and transcriptions, try these other collections:
- The Gandrud and Jones’ collection, Alabama Records, contains many Alabama Bible records. It is described in Alabama Compiled Genealogies.
- The DAR records are indexed by surname in An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the Southern States mentioned in Alabama Compiled Genealogies.
- Many periodicals publish family data from Bible records. These are referenced in the "Families" section of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), described in Alabama Periodicals.
The above sources and additional transcriptions of Bible records are listed in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:
- ALABAMA — BIBLE RECORDS
- ALABAMA, [COUNTY] — BIBLE RECORDS
Copies, or abstracts of old family Bibles that are no longer known to exist, may survive in Revolutionary War Pension application files at NARA, Washington, D.C., which are available online at three commercial websites: Ancestry, Fold3, and Heritage Quest Online.
References[edit | edit source]
- Alabama Research Outline; Bible Records; Harold B. Lee Library at Alabama Research Outline; accessed 8/29/2020.