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Illinois Genealogy Resources

Family Bibles

Many families kept vital statistics on their members in the family Bible, and often include names, dates, and places of birth, christening, baptism, marriage, death, and sometimes military services.  Most of these Bibles remain in private hands, but a few have been filed in libraries and archives. Check your regional and local libraries.
  • Ancestor Hunt. Family Bible extractions.
     
  • The Bible Archive. Heartland Genealogy Society.
     
  • The Bible Records Library. Online collection of Bible records sponsored by Genealogy Books.
     
  • Bible Records Online.   By Tracy St. Claire.
     
  • Erickson, Frances. "Family Bible Records: Gumbel, Harrington, Krueger, McCullough, Merritt-Rogers." Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly.  33:2 (Summer 2001) pp. 109-116.
     
  • Georgia Bible Records. Georgia USGenWeb Project.
     
  • Gochanour, Eileen. Bible Records And Family Records From The Files Of Eileen Gochanour. [Springfield, Ill.] : W.W. Allers and E.L.Gochanour, 1986. v. : ill. ; 29 cm.
     
  • Illinois State Genealogical Society family Bible records / Bible Records Committee ; Lynn Boyd Reener, chairman. Springfield, Ill. (P.O. Box 10195, Springfield 62791) : The Society, 1991- v. <1 > ; 28 cm.
     
  • Kentucky Bible Archives. Kentucky GenWeb.
     
  • Kirkham, E.K. An Index to Some of the Bible and Family Records of the US. Logan, Utah : Everton Publishers, 1980/4, volume 2.
     
  • The Library of Virginia - Archives and Manuscripts. Search for family Bibles.
     
  • Maine Family Bible Archives. By Robert L. Taylor.
     
  • O'Malley, William Arnold, 1939-  History Of A Family Bible, 1685-2000 : A Quest For The Missing Link / William Arnold O'Malley.  Naperville, Ill. : Ki Kampus Communications, c2001. x, 139 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 27 cm.