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Family Bible records often give birth, marriage, and death information for several generations. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has collected many volumes of Bible records for New York families. This collection, known as Bible, Family and Miscellaneous Records from New York State, consists of over 230 volumes compiled from 1924 to the present. These are located at the New York State Library, the New York Public Library, and at the DAR Library in Washington, D.C. Most individual volumes of Bible records are indexed. The Family History Library has Bible records volumes 1–143, 158, 163, and 189–210 on microfilm and microfiche (on 33 FHL films; fiche 6331487–2543). Some additional records are listed in the Family History Library Catalog Place Search under:
NEW YORK, [COUNTY] - BIBLE RECORDS
NEW YORK, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - BIBLE RECORDS
There are also some partial indexes, such as:
Whitacre, Constance M. Master Index New York State DAR Genealogical Records. See New York Genealogy.
New York State Library. Surname Card Index. Albany, New York: New York State Library, 1979. (FHL fiche 6331486.) This work is primarily an index to genealogies the state library acquired before 1980. References to the DAR collection say "DAR Bible" and give volume and page numbers.
Kirkham, E. Kay. An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the United States. Volume 2. Logan, Utah: The Everton Publishers, Incorporated, 1984. (FHL book Ref 973 D22kk v. 2.; fiche 6089184.)
Robison, Jeannie Floyd Jones and Henrietta C. Bartlett. Genealogical Records: Manuscript Entries of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Taken from Family Bibles, 1581–1917. New York, New York: Colonial Dames of the State of New York, 1917. (FHL book 974.7 D28r; fiche 6087382.)