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==Online Resources and Website==
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Listed below are resources for Bible records specific to Tennessee. To find more resources, go to the [[United States Bible Records]] page.
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===Online Resources===
 
  
*[http://tnsos.net/TSLA/Bibleproject/search.php Tennessee Bible Records, Tennessee State Library and Archives]
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=====Databases=====
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*[https://tnsos.net/TSLA/Bibleproject/search.php Tennessee Bible Records] at Tennessee State Library and Archives
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3186/ Tennessee, U.S., Marriage and Bible Records] at Ancestry ($)
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*[http://yanceyfamilygenealogy.org/family_bible_index_Locations_TN.htm The Family Bible Index - Tennessee] at Yancey Family Genealogy
  
===Online Records===
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=====Transcriptions, Indexes, and Images=====
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*{{FHL|202748|item|disp=Bible Record Collection, ca. 1700-1970}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*[https://www.tngenes.net/index.php/misc/bible-records Bible Records] at TNGenes — transcriptions
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*[https://tn-roots.com/tngibson/Bibles/bibles.htm Bible Records of Gibson County] at Tennessee Roots — transcriptions
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tn/blount/blobib.html Blount County Bible Records] at Tennessee USGenWeb Archives — transcriptions
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*[https://www.tngenweb.org/campbell/bible/index.html Campbell County Bible Records] at TNGenWeb — transcriptions
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/tenn/henderson/bible.html Henderson County Bible Records] at Genealogy Trails History Group — transcriptions
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*[https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/sumnbibl.htm Sumner County Bible Records Project] at Sumner County TNGenWeb — transcriptions
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*{{FHL|222490|item|disp=Tennessee Records: Bible Records and Marriage Bonds}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
  
*[http://yanceyfamilygenealogy.org/family_bible_index.htm The Family Bible Index - over 200,000 entries]
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=====Digital Books=====
*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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*''Bible Records of Families of East Tennessee and their Connections from other areas, Vol. 1''. By Daughters of the American Colonists. Knoxville Chapter. Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/535762-bible-records-of-families-of-east-tennessee-and-their-connections-from-other-areas-vol-1?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
*[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.
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*''Bible Records of Families of East Tennessee and their Connections from other areas, Vol. 02''. By Daughters of the American Colonists. Knoxville Chapter. Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/435282-bible-records-of-families-of-east-tennessee-and-their-connections-from-other-areas-vol-02?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
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*''Mid-South Bible Records, Vol. 1''. 1967. Daughters of the American Revolution. Fort Assumption Chapter. Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/364445-mid-south-bible-records-v-01?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
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*''Mid-South Bible Records, Vol. 02''. 1776-1976. Daughters of the American Revolution. Fort Assumption Chapter. Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/607921-mid-south-bible-records-v-02?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
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*''Records of Southern Families from Bibles, Tombstones, Sketches, Newspapers, 1740-1957''. 1957. By Bess Reynolds. Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/195585-records-of-southern-families-from-bibles-tombstones-sketches-newspapers-1740-1957?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
  
*Tennessee Bible Records at: [http://tnsos.net/TSLA/Bibleproject/search.php Bible Records]
 
  
The best resource for Tennessee family Bible information is:
 
  
*Daughters of the American Revolution (Tennessee). ''Genealogy Bible Treasures: A Digital Photo Preservation and Index of Pre-depression Era Bible Records''. Knoxville, Tenn.: Tennessee Valley Pub., 2009. {{FHL|1859239|item|disp=FHL book 976.8 V2g and CD-ROM no. 6799}}.
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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>
  
Another excellent list is [http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/biblerecords.htm '''Index to Early Bible Records (pre-1830; 17,000 entries)'''].  
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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
  
Additional family Bible resources for Tennessee include:
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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.
  
*Acklen, Jeannette Tillotson. ''Tennessee Records: Bible Records and Marriage Bonds.'' Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publications, 1967.&nbsp;{{FHL|222490|item|disp=FHL Film 823813, Item 4; book 976.8 D2aj}}. A surname index is included. The record contains Bible records, marriage bonds, various tombstone inscriptions, obituary notices, abstracts from wills, historical and biographical sketches, and pension records. The name, parents’ names, and date of birth of slaves are sometimes given.
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*Owens, Fae Jacobs. ''Bible Records, Hatchie Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tennessee.'' Bolivar, Tennessee: Bolivar Commercial Printing, 1977.{{FHL|247083|item|disp=FHL book 976.829/B1 D2d}}. A surname index is included. The record includes birth, marriage, and death information.
 
*Tennessee State Library and Archives, Manuscript Section. ''Bible Record Collection, ca. 1700–1970.'' Nashville, Tennessee: State Library and Archives, 1974. {{FHL|202748|film|disp=FHL film 975600–04}}. The records are arranged alphabetically by family name, then given name. They contain birth, death, and marriage dates of immediate family members, and occasionally dates of servants, slaves, and others. They also include the years the records cover, the county where the Bible was found, and the owner’s name and city.
 
*Watauga Association of Genealogists. ''Tennessee Bible and Family Records''. Johnson City, Tenn.: Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1996. {{FHL|702361|item|disp=FHL book 976.8 V2wa}}.
 
 
 
Bible records donated to the [[Tennessee State Library and Archives]] since 1970 are included in the library’s vertical file. A '''card file''' at the archive provides access.
 
 
 
The Daughters of the American Revolution ('''DAR''') collection also contains many Tennessee Bible records. This collection is described in the [[Tennessee Compiled Genealogies|Tennessee Genealogy]] wiki article. A partial index of these records is in:
 
 
 
*''Bible Records of Families of East Tennessee and Their Connections from Other Areas.'' Three Volumes. Knoxville, Tennessee: Genealogical Records Committee of Knoxville Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists and James White Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1959–1960. {{FHL|230296|film|disp=free online digital copy; FHL Film 874325 Items 1–2; book 976.8 D2d}}, {{FHL|230296|film|disp=free online digital copy; FHL film;874326; fiche 6051515–17; book 976.8 D2d vols. 2-3}}. An index is included with each volume.
 
 
 
Also useful for '''locating Tennessee Bible records''':
 
 
 
*Kirkham, E. Kay. ''An Index to Some of the Family Records of the Southern States: 35,000 Microfilm References from the N.S.D.A.R. Files and Elsewhere.'' Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1979. {{FHL|6089183|film|disp=FHL fiche 6089183; book 973 D22kk v. 1}}
 
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Many '''periodicals '''publish family data from Bible records. They can be identified by using Allen County Public Library's [[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|PERiodical Source Index (PERSI)]], which is available online at both [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3165 Ancestry] ($) and [http://www.heritagequestonline.com/ Heritage Quest Online] ($).
 
 
 
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&nbsp;websites: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1995 Ancestry], [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3], and [http://www.heritagequestonline.com/ Heritage Quest Online].
 
 
 
Published Tennessee Bible information and sources can be found in the [[FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search|Place Search]] of the FamilySearch Catalog under:
 
 
 
TENNESSEE - BIBLE RECORDS
 
 
 
TENNESSEE, [COUNTY] - BIBLE RECORDS
 
 
 
 
 
===Tennessee Bible Records===
 
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.
 
 
 
Many families traditionally recorded genealogies in their family Bible. These are a good source of information about immediate family members and relatives, including names of parents, children, their spouses, and their dates of birth, marriage, and death. For some families, Bible records may have the only recorded vital statistics information. Family Bibles that are no longer in possession of the family may be at a historical or genealogical society.
 
 
 
===External Links===
 
 
 
*[http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/ Tennessee State Library and Archives]&nbsp;
 
  
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Online Resources and Website[edit | edit source]

Listed below are resources for Bible records specific to Tennessee. 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]
  • Bible Records of Families of East Tennessee and their Connections from other areas, Vol. 1. By Daughters of the American Colonists. Knoxville Chapter. Online at FamilySearch Digital Library
  • Bible Records of Families of East Tennessee and their Connections from other areas, Vol. 02. By Daughters of the American Colonists. Knoxville Chapter. Online at FamilySearch Digital Library
  • Mid-South Bible Records, Vol. 1. 1967. Daughters of the American Revolution. Fort Assumption Chapter. Online at FamilySearch Digital Library
  • Mid-South Bible Records, Vol. 02. 1776-1976. Daughters of the American Revolution. Fort Assumption Chapter. Online at FamilySearch Digital Library
  • Records of Southern Families from Bibles, Tombstones, Sketches, Newspapers, 1740-1957. 1957. By Bess Reynolds. Online at FamilySearch Digital Library


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.