Texas Bible Records
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Online Records[edit | edit source]
- The Family Bible Index - over 200,000 entries
- The 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.
- Index to Early Bible Records provides a free index to over 17,000 online and offline pre-1830 Bible records.
- The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) at have copied many Bible records from Texas. Some of these have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library. A large set is on Family History Library films 227500-16. Some are listed separately in the catalog under the specific county or city they are from. Still others are part of the collection described in Texas Compiled Genealogies.
- Websites are available which post family bible information. Search for family bibles on Google or other search engines. Ancestors at Rest is one such site.
They are partially indexed by E. Kay Kirkham in An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the United States, Volume 2. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1984. FHL book 973 D22kk v. 2
Texas 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.