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===Online Records===
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==Online Resources and Website==
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Listed below are resources for Bible records specific to Texas. To find more resources, go to the [[United States Bible Records]] page.
  
*[http://yanceyfamilygenealogy.org/family_bible_index.htm The Family Bible Index - over 200,000 entries]
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=====Databases=====
*The [http://services.dar.org/Public/DAR_Research/search/?Tab_ID=12 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.
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*[http://yanceyfamilygenealogy.org/family_bible_index_Locations_TX.htm The Family Bible Index - Texas] at Yancey Family Genealogy
*[http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/biblerecords.htm Index to Early Bible Records] provides a free index to over 17,000 online and offline pre-1830 Bible records.
 
  
*The [http://www.dar.org/ 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]].
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=====Transcriptions, Indexes, and Images=====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/bell/bible.htm Bell County Bible Records] at Bell County TXGenWeb Archives — transcriptions and images
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*{{FHL|192192|item|disp=Bible and Family Records, Texas}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*{{FHL|2857767|item|disp=Bible Records and Other Family Data}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*[http://www.texasresearchramblers.org/bibletranscription.html Bible Transcriptions] at Texas Research Ramblers Genealogical Society — transcriptions and images
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*[https://www.txfannin.org/family-bibles Fammin County Bible Records] at Fammin County TXGenWeb — transcriptions and images
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*[http://usgenwebsites.org/TXHenderson/Bible/Bible.htm Henderson County Family Bibles] at Henderson County TXGenWeb — transcriptions
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*[http://txhopkins.net/gen/resources/bibles.html Hopkins County Bibles and Bible Records] at Hopkins County TXGenWeb — transcriptions
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*[http://www.lamarcountytx.org/biblerec.shtm Lamar County, TX Bible Records] at Lamar County TXGenWeb — transcriptions
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*{{FHL|24463|item|disp=Miscellaneous Genealogical Records}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*[https://www.etgs.org/cpage.php?pt=47 Panola County Bible Records] at East Texas Genealogical Society — transcriptions
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*[http://txgenwebcounties.org/rockwall/Bible/bible.htm Rockwall County Bible Records] at Rockwall County TXGenWeb — transcriptions and images
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*{{FHL|328369|item|disp=Records of Southern Families}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*{{FHL|433016|item|disp=Records of Southern Families: from Bibles, Tombstones, Sketches, Newspapers, 1740-1957}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*[https://www.etgs.org/cpage.php?pt=28 Smith County Bible Records] at East Texas Genealogical Society — transcriptions
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*{{FHL|433099|item|disp=Texas Bible Records and Other Family Data, 1710-1954}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*{{FHL|433127|item|disp=Texas Cemetery Records, Miscellaneous Bible Records, 1782-1955}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/tex/hillcountry/travis/bible.html Travis County Bible Records] at Texas Genealogy Trails — transcriptions
  
*Websites are available which post family bible information. Search for family bibles on Google or other search engines. [http://ancestorsatrest.com/family_bibles/ Ancestors at Rest] is one such site.
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=====Digital Books=====
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*''Bible and Family Records''. 1968. By Berta Katherine Willey. Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/766609-bible-and-family-records?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
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*''Bible Records 1975 Honoring the Past Presidents of the Huguenot Society of Texas''. 1975. By Annabelle C. McAlllister, Wilson Forrest Daniell. Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/323177-bible-records-1975-honoring-the-past-presidents-of-the-huguenot-society-of-texas?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
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*''Bible Records and Other Family Data; v.01''. 1956. Daughters of the American Revolution. Samuel Sorrell Chapter. Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/292025-bible-records-and-other-family-data-v-01?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
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*''Bible Records and Other Family Data; v.02''. 1956. Daughters of the American Revolution. Samuel Sorrell Chapter. Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/299446-bible-records-and-other-family-data-v-02?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
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*''Bible Records From Colonel George Moffett Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.'' 1968. By Pauline Stoner Rankin. Beaumont, Texas. Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/622657-bible-records-from-colonel-george-moffett-chapter-n-s-d-a-r?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
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*''Bible Records of Various Texas Families''. By Daughters of the American Revolution. Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/775723-bible-records-of-various-texas-families?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
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*''Bible Records, Lineages, Wills: Lady Washington Chapter, D.A.R., Houston Texas''. 1973. By Mrs. Fred W. Lackner, Jr. Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/322763-bible-records-lineages-wills-lady-washington-chapter-daughters-of-the-american-revolution-houston-texas?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
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*''Collection of Bible Records''. 1963. By Houston Genealogical Forum. Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/622204-collection-of-bible-records?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
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*''Genealogical Records''. 1968. By Jane Douglas Chapter, D.A.R. Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/775715-genealogical-records?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
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*''Miscellaneous Bible and Cemetery Records of Texas''. 1968. By Mrs. Ralph C. Anderson, Mrs. Lawrence Taylor, Mrs. Norman Sedoin D'Olive. Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/326612-miscellaneous-bible-and-cemetery-records-of-texas?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
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*''Miscellaneous Bible Records''. 1972. By Colonel Georg Mason Chapter, D.A.R. Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/329910-miscellaneous-bible-records?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
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*''Selected Bible and Family Records; v.01''. 1970. By Mrs. Walter K. Henry, Mrs. Joseph C. Brusse. Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/423116-selected-bible-and-family-records-v-01?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
  
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|460558|item|disp=FHL book 973 D22kk v. 2}}
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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>
  
===Texas Bible Records===
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==Why Search for Family Bibles==
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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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
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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.
  
 
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Online Resources and Website[edit | edit source]

Listed below are resources for Bible records specific to Texas. 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.