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The above image is from an article by Deseret News that you should have received in an email from Family Search. If you didn’t receive the email with the subject, “My Family History Calling,” please let me know so that we can get you signed up.

If come across an old bible of your family, you are in for a treat. Oftentimes it contains hand written genealogical information as this one did. Click here to read the entire article of this 1815 bible that was found in the trash can. www.deseretnews.com/article/865583398/Rare-Bible-rescued-from-trash-provides-missing-family-history.html?pg=1 (There are 2 pages, so make sure you like the next button, or page 2 when you get to the bottom of page 1.) You might want to grab a kleenex.

How to find an old bible:

I did not see any bible records that have been digitized or indexed yet in the records section of FamilySearch.org. 

However, if you go to the Family Search catalog and do a keywords search for Bible Records, you will get 9503 results.  These might be books, microfilms, microfiche, etc that is just in line to be indexed some day. Click here familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bkeywords%3Abible%20%2Bkeywords%3Arecords.

You will see titles like Family Bible record copies collected by the Illinois State Genealogical Society's Family Bible Records project, ca. 1724-1987

These records are on 2 microfilms. They might have an index at the beginning of the microfilms, so if you have Ilinois ancestors, this might be fun to look at. 

You might also try a GOOGLE search of Bible records for a particular county or state.  They might be digitized and online at a state archive. 


Try to find an old Bible record by doing one or both of the searches above.  I would REALLY like to hear if you find something we can share with the group.



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