United States Genealogy Washington Washington Bible Records
- Washington Bible records in FamilySearch Catalog. For counties, add a comma to the search box, then slide way down to the list of counties.
- The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains some Bible records. This collection is described in the “Genealogy” section and is partially indexed by E. Kay Kirkham, An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the United States, Volume 2 (Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1984.) FHL 973 D22kk v.2; fiche 6089184
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.