Georgia Bible Records
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Online Records[edit | edit source]
- Georgia Bible Records ($)
- 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.
Start with the free Index to Early Bible Records (pre-1830; 17,000 entries).
- The Georgia Department of Archives and History has many volumes of Bible records that have been collected by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Those that were transcribed from 1938 to 1948 are at the Family History Library; FHL films 006975-84)
- DAR Bible records for Georgia were filmed at the DAR Library in Washington, DC, and are at the Family History Library FHL films 848574-75.
- More Bible transcripts are found in the DAR collection mentioned in the "Georgia Genealogy" article.
- Some of these DAR records are indexed in E. Kay Kirkham, An Index to Some of the Family Records of the Southern States. (Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1979) At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL microfiche 6089183; book Ref 973 D22kk Volume 1
- Another collection of original Bible records at the Georgia Department of Archives and History was microfilmed in 1959 and is at the Family History Library on films 204483-88 including the surnames Murphy, Jackson, Edmunds, Milikin, Colquitt, Groover, Martin, McNulty, Easton, Yonge, Candler, Jamison, Hill, Burkhalter, Lundy, Ellis, Crawford, Foster, Davis.
- An important published book of Bible transcripts is Jeannette Holland Austin, Georgia Bible Records (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1985) At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 975.8 D2a
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.
- Many Bible records for the counties of Washington, Lee, and Bulloch are available at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and at the Family History Library.
- To access Bible records available through the Family History Library, see the Place-names Search in the FamilySearch Catalog under: GEORGIA, [COUNTY] - BIBLE RECORDS
Georgia 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.
Websites[edit | edit source]
- Georgiapioneers.com - Georgia Bible Records Contains an index list of Bible records in their collection. You must be a member to see the contents of the Bible record.
- Georgiagenealogy.org - Georgia Bible Records