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Bible Records for Wyoming

Bibles were often given to a bride as a wedding gift. Families recorded information in their family bible about changes to 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. Sometimes 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. Note the handwriting for the entries to see if the entries were made at the time of the event or entered all at once or a combination of both.

Societies with Bible Records

Some bibles have been donated to local libraries and genealogical and historical societies. There may be town, county or state genealogical and historical societies with Bible records. Begin in the areas where your family lived or you may contact living family descendants to locate historical family Bibles.

The Daughters of the American Revolution have compiled some Bible records from Wyoming.

  • Daughters of the American Revolution -Wyoming. Bible Records. [1] The volumes are generally arranged by county, and many have individual indexes. [2]  
  • The Daughters of the American Revolution's collection of Genealogical Records Committee Reports is a valuable resource which has been indexed and can be searched online.  These records began in 1913 until the current day.  The data in these 20,000 volumes is primarily from Bible record and cemetery transcriptions.  There are more than 4000 records of Wyoming families.
  • The DAR and other Bible records at the Family History Library are generally listed in the Locality Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under one of the following:

[STATE] - BIBLE RECORDS
[STATE], [COUNTY] - BIBLE RECORDS
[STATE] - VITAL RECORDS
[STATE], [COUNTY] - VITAL RECORDS

  • An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the United States [3]This work is a partial surname index to the DAR Genealogical Collection.

Books and Periodicals

The SLC Family History Library has sources for Wyoming Bible records that can be viewed at local Family History Centers. FHL Films that include Wyoming Bible records are:

  • FHL Film US/CAN #848633 Item 3 entitled Bible and family records owned by some residents of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming (1811-1962).
  • FHL Film US/CAN #848633 Item 4 entitled Family Records by DAR
  • FHL Film US/CAN #848633 Item 5 entitled Family Records by Oliver
  • FHL Film US/CAN FHL US/CAN Film # 875412 Item 6 contains 13 unique Bible records.

Many Bible records are published in periodicals. See the Wyoming Periodicals and PERiodical Source Index (PERSI).

Other collections and transcriptions of Bible records are listed in the Locality Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:

WYOMING - BIBLE RECORDS

Websites

References

  1. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971. film 851218 item 6.
  2. (Family History Library film 848633.
  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|460558|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D22kk v.2; Fiche 6089184.)

 

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