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Family Bible records often give birth, marriage, and death information for several generations. The [[Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library|Daughters of the American Revolution]] (DAR) has collected many volumes of Bible records for New York families. This collection, known as Bible, Family and Miscellaneous Records from New York State, consists of over 230 volumes compiled from 1924 to the present. These are located at the New York State Library, the [[New York Public Library]], and at the [[Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library|DAR Library]] in Washington, D.C. Most individual volumes of Bible records are indexed. The Family History Library has Bible records volumes 1–143, 158, 163, and 189–210 on microfilm and microfiche (on 33 FHL films; fiche {{FHL|344523|item|disp=6331487–2543}}).
 
  
Start with the free [http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/biblerecords.htm '''Index to Early Bible Records (pre-1830; 17,000 entries)'''].
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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.footnote.com/ fold3], and [http://www.heritagequestonline.com/ Heritage Quest Online].  
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==Online Resources and Website==
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Listed below are resources for Bible records specific to New York. To find more resources, go to the [[United States Bible Records]] page.
  
:*'''1581–1917''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4615 ''New York, Family Bible Records''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Database is a collection of genealogically important records taken from the Bibles of colony and state residents. Reveals the Bible's original owner, brief record of descendants,and a particular event such as birth or marriage as recorded in Bible.<br>
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=====Databases=====
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/20414/ Chiefly Bible records: copied from those of the Staten Island Hist. Society at Port Richmond, Staten Island, N.Y.] at Ancestry ($)
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/4615/ New York, U.S., Family Bible Records, 1581-1917] at Ancestry ($); transcription also available at [https://sites.rootsweb.com/~nysuffol/biblerec.html Rootsweb].
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*[http://yanceyfamilygenealogy.org/family_bible_index_Locations_NY.htm The Family Bible Index - New York] at Yancey Family Genealogy
  
Some additional records are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog Place Search under:  
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=====Transcriptions, Indexes, and Images=====
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*{{FHL|627837|item|disp=Bible Records, Baucus, Beers, Chase, Perry, Shepard Families}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*[https://dutchess.nygenweb.net/#brec Duchess County Bible Records] at NYGenWeb — transcriptions
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*{{FHL|475692|item|disp=Family Bible Records}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*[http://www.hollandsociety.org/library/family-bible-records/ Family Bible Records] at The Holland Society of New York — transcriptions
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*[https://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyononda/BIBLE.HTM Family Bible Records in Onondaga County] at Onondaga County NYGenWeb - transcriptions
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*[https://nyheritage.org/collections/family-bible-records-schoharie-county-ny Family Bible Records Schoharie County NY] at New York Heritage Digital Collections — index and images
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*[https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/elibrary/family-bibles-new-york-state Family Bibles, New York State] at NYG&B; partial index and images
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*[https://www.dcnyhistory.org/bible.html Index to Bible Records] at Delaware County NY Genealogy and History Site — transcriptions
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*[https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/elibrary/new-york-genealogical-biographical-society-family-bibles New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Family Bibles] at NYG&B — Bibles for Kelley-Provost, Kelley-Brandt, and Haskell-Moore — images
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*[http://madisoncountynewyork.com/Bibles/Rows.htm Pickle/Rows Family Bible] at Madison County New York — transcriptions
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*[http://www.saratoganygenweb.com/vitals.htm Saratoga, New York Bible Records] at NYGenWeb — Scroll down to Bible Records for transcriptions and images
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*{{FHL|254155|item|disp=Some Descendants of Rev. Vincentius Antonides}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*{{FHL|475860|item|disp=Unpublished Bible and Cemetery Records}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*{{FHL|475602|item|disp=Unpublished Bible, Cemetery, Church Records for New York}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*{{FHL|624863|item|disp=Vol. 9: Bible, Church and Court Records, 1795-1925}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
  
NEW YORK, [COUNTY] - BIBLE RECORDS
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=====Digital Books=====
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*{{FHL|695104|item|disp=Bible Records in the Sophie Selden Rogers Collection}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images; Vols. 10-12, 44-57.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/331668-genealogical-records-manuscript-entries-of-births-deaths-and-marriages-taken-from-family-bibles-1581-1917?offset=1 Genealogical Records: Manuscript Entries of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Taken from Family Bibles, 1581-1917] at FamilySearch Digital Library
  
NEW YORK, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - BIBLE RECORDS
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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>
  
There are also some partial indexes, such as:
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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
  
*Whitacre, Constance M. ''Master Index New York State DAR Genealogical Records''. See [[New York Compiled Genealogies|New York Genealogy]].
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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.
 
 
*New York State Library. ''Surname Card Index''. Albany, New York: New York State Library, 1979. {{FHL|220918|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6331486}}. This work is primarily an index to genealogies the state library acquired before 1980. References to the DAR collection say "DAR Bible" and give volume and page numbers.
 
 
 
*Kirkham, E. Kay. ''An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the United States''. Volume 2. Logan, Utah: The Everton Publishers, Incorporated, 1984. {{FHL|460558|item|disp=FHL Reference Book 973 D22kk v. 2.; fiche 6089184}}.
 
 
 
*Robison, Jeannie Floyd Jones and Henrietta C. Bartlett. ''Genealogical Records: Manuscript Entries of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Taken from Family Bibles, 1581–1917''. New York, New York: Colonial Dames of the State of New York, 1917. {{FHL|194870|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 D28r; Fiche 6087382}}. Available '''online''' through the FamilySearch Catalog link.<br>
 
 
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
 
 
*[http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/ New York State Library]
 
*[http://www.nypl.org/ New York Public Library]
 
*[http://www.dar.org/ National Society Daughters of the American Revolution]
 
*[http://ancestorsatrest.com/family_bibles/ Ancestors at Rest]
 
*[http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/ New York Genealogical and Biographical Society]
 
  
 
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Online Resources and Website[edit | edit source]

Listed below are resources for Bible records specific to New York. 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.