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The New Jersey Historical Society, the Gloucester County Historical Society, and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library in Washington, D.C., have many volumes of Bible records for New Jersey families.
The Genealogical Society of New Jersey has the largest collection (over 4,650 Bible records). A name index to the first 3,000 is at the New Jersey Room—Special Collections and Archives, Alexander Library, Rutgers University.
The Family History Library has microfilm copies of many Bible records listed in the Family History Library Catalog Locality Search under: NEW JERSEY - BIBLE RECORDS NEW JERSEY, [COUNTY] - BIBLE RECORDS
The Daughters of the American Revolution also has a collection of Bible transcripts, as does the Gloucester County Historical Society (in its historical and genealogical files). Both collections are described in the "Genealogy" section.
The Family History Library also has:
- Daughters of the American Revolution (New Jersey). Bible Records, etc., 7 vols., typescript, 1950-1954 FHL Book 974.9 V29d; vol. 1 on film 016536, and vol. 6 on film 924845 item 3. Includes index.
- Records filmed at the Gloucester Historical Society FHL Film 848549 item 3; FHL Film 1005023 item 1.) Most individual volumes of Bible records are indexed.
Some DAR records are indexed in:
- Kirkham, E. Kay. An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the United States, vol. 2. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1984. FHL Book 973 D22kk v. 2; FHL Fiche 6089184.
The New Jersey Historical Society has a card index to DAR Bible transcripts.
Copies, or abstracts of old family Bibles that are no longer known to exist, may survive in Revolutionary War Pension application files at NARA, Washington, D.C., which are available online at three commercial websites: Ancestry, Footnote, and Heritage Quest Online.
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