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Bible Records for Iowa

Bibles were often given to a bride as a wedding gift, and families often recorded information in them about their immediate family and close relatives. Bible records may include birth, marriage, and death dates; parents’ names’ and names of children and their spouses, including maiden names. The age of a person may be given at the time of death. Many families kept Bible records from 1850 to more recent times; however, few records have survived.
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Societies with Bible Records

Some Bibles have been donated to local libraries or societies or you may need to contact descendants to locate the family Bible.

  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Iowa. Genealogical Collection. [2] This collection, filmed at the DAR Library in Washington, DC, consists of probate (transcripts), obituary, Bible, cemetery, church, marriage, and death records. The collection is in several parts and is listed in the Catalog/frameset_fhlc.asp FamilySearch Catalog in the "Author-Title Search" under Daughters of the American Revolution (Iowa). The volumes are generally arranged by county, and many have individual indexes. A surname index to the above collection is:
  • An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the United States [3] For records from Iowa, see part two, pages 51–65. This work is a partial surname index to the DAR Genealogical Collection.
  • State Department of History and Archives. Iowa Family Bible Records, A– Z [5] The original records are in Des Moines at the State Historical Society of Iowa, where they have a large collection of family Bible records.
  • Bible Records [6]

Books and Periodicals

  • Bible Records from Iowa Libraries and Museums [7] These volumes contain transcripts of Bible records in genealogical periodicals and books.

There is an index to volumes 1–3 in: Bible Records [8]

Other collections and transcriptions of Bible records can be found by using the Keyword Search feature on catalog drop down menu of the FamilySearch Catalog to find more records under:

IOWA - BIBLE RECORDS

Websites

Sources and Footnotes

  1. Daughters of the American Revolution Iowa Bible Records Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971. {{FHL|318908|item|disp=FHL film 851218 item 6.
  2. Daughters of the American Revolution -Iowa.] Genealogical Collection Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971. (Family History Library films 850405-409, 851208-220, 850411-2.
  3. Kirkham, E. Kay.An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the United States: 45,500 References as Taken from Microfilm at the Genealogical Society of Utah. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1984. FHL book 973 D22kk v.2; fiche 6089184.
  4. {{FHL|171064|item|disp=FHL Book 977.7 A3h, fiche 6050306.
  5. Iowa Family Bible Records, A– ZSalt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978. FHL|411790|item|disp=FHL film 1023889 items 2–9.
  6. Burgess, Jo Ann Vera and Rita Goranson, comp., indexed by Vera Meek Wimberly. Bible Records. Conroe, Texas: Montgomery County Genealogical and Historical Society, 1980. FHL book 977.7 D29b. 3 vol. in 1.
  7. Burgess, Jo Ann, and Rita Goranson, comps. Bible Records from Iowa Libraries and Museums. Five volumes. Iowa: N.p., 1977. FHL book 977.7 D29b v. 3-5; Vol. 1 is on FHL film 1036785 item 3.
  8. Wimberly, Vera Meek. Bible Records. Conroe, Texas: Montgomery County Genealogical and Historical Society, 1980. FHL book 977.7 D29b vol. 3.

 

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