Georgia Bible Records

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Start with the free Index to Early Bible Records (pre-1830; 17,000 entries).

  • Another collection of original Bible records at the Georgia Department of Archives and History was microfilmed in 1959 and is at the Family History Library on films 204483-88 including the surnames Murphy, Jackson, Edmunds, Milikin, Colquitt, Groover, Martin, McNulty, Easton, Yonge, Candler, Jamison, Hill, Burkhalter, Lundy, Ellis, Crawford, Foster, Davis.

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.

  • To access Bible records available through the Family History Library, see the Place-names Search in the FamilySearch Catalog under: GEORGIA, [COUNTY] - BIBLE RECORDS

Georgia 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.

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