North Carolina Bible Records
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Online Resources and Website[edit | edit source]
Listed below are resources for Bible records specific to North Carolina. To find more resources, go to the United States Bible Records page.
Databases[edit | edit source]
- 1700-1970 North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970 at FamilySearch — How to Use this Collection
- Bible Records at North Carolina Digital Collections
- The Family Bible Index - North Carolina at Yancey Family Genealogy
Transcriptions, Indexes, and Images[edit | edit source]
- 1699-1997 North Carolina Bible Records, ca. 1699-1997 at FamilySearch Catalog — images
- 1972 Miscellaneous records, 1972 at FamilySearch Catalog — images
- Bible, Cemetery and Church Records from North Carolina at FamilySearch Catalog — images
- Bible Records at FamilySearch Catalog — images
- Bible Records at FamilySearch Catalog — images
- Bible Records From Various Counties of North Carolina at FamilySearch Catalog — images
- Davie County Family Bibles (downloads) at Davie County, North Carolina WebLink — transcriptions
- Family Bibles at New Bern-Craven County Public Library — images
- Genealogical Collection (DAR) at FamilySearch Catalog — images
- Genealogical Data from Bibles in the Possession of the North Carolina Historical Commission at FamilySearch Catalog — images
- Johnston County Bibles at Johnston County NCGenWeb — images
- Joyner Family Bible Records and Related material at East Carolina Roots — transcriptions
- McCubbin's Collection at FamilySearch Catalog — images
- North Carolina Bible Records, Church Records, and Genealogies at FamilySearch Catalog — images
- North Carolina-South Carolina Bible Records Collection at North Carolina Pioneers ($)
- Morris, Zebedee William Family Bible Records at Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society — transcriptions
- Pamticoe Cousins of Beaufort County, North Carolina at FamilySearch Catalog — images
- Pitt County Mooring Family Bible Records at Pitt County, North Carolina Genealogy Trails — transcription
- Warren County Index of Bible Records at NCGenWeb — transcriptions
Digital Books[edit | edit source]
- Bible Records of Early Edgecome. 1958. By Williams, Ruth Smith; Griffin, Margarette Glenn. (Rocky Mount, N.C.: Dixie Letter Service) Online at Hathitrust
- North Carolina Bible Records; v. 01, pt. B. 1932?–1936? By Ruth Martin. N.p. Online at FamilySearch Digital Library
- North Carolina Bible Records; v. 02, pt. A. 1932?–1936? By Ruth Martin. N.p. Online at FamilySearch Digital Library
- North Carolina Bible Records; v. 02, pt. B. 1932?–1936? By Ruth Martin. N.p. Online at FamilySearch Digital Library
- North Carolina Bible Records Dating from the Early Eighteenth Century... c1973. By Wilma Cartwright Spence and Edna Morrisette Shannonhouse. Logan, Utah: Unique Printing Service. Online at FamilySearch Digital Library
Other places to look for Bible Record Collections[edit | edit source]
- Copies, or abstracts of old family Bibles that are no longer known to exist, may survive in Revolutionary War Pension application files at NARA, Washington, D.C., which are available online at three commercial websites: Ancestry, Fold3, and Heritage Quest Online.
- Family records: Check home sources by reaching out to older members of the family asking if they know of any Family Bibles and who might have it in their possession.
- FamilySearch Catalog: Using the keyword search, type in the surname you are looking for and the word "Bible."
- Card Catalog at Ancestry. ($)
- Periodical Source Index (PERSI): Many periodicals publish family data from Bible records. Periodical Source Index (PERSI) is an index to many of these periodicals. Learn how to use Periodical Source Index (PERSI).
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.