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Three large collections of original Bible records arranged in alphabetical order were microfilmed in 1947 and 1954 at the:
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Library of Virginia (FHL films 029277-80). Indexed in Lyndon H. Hart, ''A Guide to Bible Records in the Archives Branch, Virginia State Library'' (Richmond, Virginia: Virginia State Library, 1985; FHL book 975.5 D23h).
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<br>Large collections of Virginia family Bible records are housed at the following archives:  
  
Virginia Historical Society (FHL films 029890, 29895-97). Indexed in Virginia Historical Society (Richmond, Virginia), ''Index of Bible Records on File in the Virginia Historical Society'', Richmond, Virginia, June 1987 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987; on seven FHL films 1508536 and 1508561-6).
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*[[Library of Virginia|'''Library of Virginia''']]. Family Bibles are identified in Lyndon H. Hart, ''A Guide to Bible Records in the Library of Virginia, Two Volumes.'' (Richmond, Va.: Library of Virginia, 1999); {{FHL|357215|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 D23h}}). Some Family Bibles from this facility have been microfilmed, see: {{FHL|340077|item|disp=FHL Films 029277-80}}).  
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**[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/bible.htm Guide to Family Bible Records] at the Library of Virginia
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**[http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas05&local_base=CLAS05 Family Bible search] in LoV Archive &amp; Manuscripts
  
Alderman Library of the University of Virginia (FHL film 029890).
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*[[Virginia Historical Society|'''Virginia Historical Society''']]. Family Bibles are identified in Virginia Historical Society (Richmond, Virginia), ''Index of Bible Records on File in the Virginia Historical Society'', Richmond, Virginia, June 1987 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987; on seven films {{FHL|474915|item|disp=FHL Films 1508536 and 1508561-6}}). See also {{FHL|284318|item|disp=FHL Films 029890, 29895-97}}.
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**[http://vhs4.vahistorical.org/starweb/vhs/servlet.starweb?path=vhs/vhs.web Family Bible search] in Virginia Historical Society Catalog
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**Scanned images of many of these Bible records are available for free online in {{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}}.<br>
  
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) have copied many Bible records from Virginia. Some of these are listed separately in the Family History Library Catalog (FHL films 849499-500 and FHL films 850094-96), and others are part of the collection described under “[[Virginia Genealogy|Genealogy]]” in this outline. They are partially indexed in:
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*[[University of Virginia|'''Alderman Library of the University of Virginia.''']] For copies of some Family Bibles housed here, see: {{FHL|284318|item|disp=FHL Film 029890}}).
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**[http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/genealogy/virginia/manuscripts.html Guide to Virginia--Manuscript Sources (including Family Bibles)] at the Alderman Library
  
Kirkham, Kay E. ''An Index to Some of the Family Records of the Southern States''. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1979. (FHL book 973 D22kk v. 1; fiche 6089183.)
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*The [[Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library|'''Daughters of the American Revolution Library (DAR)''']] has copied many Bible records from Virginia. Some of these are listed separately in the Family History Library Catalog: {{FHL|849499|film|disp=FHL Films 849499-500}} and {{FHL|302231|item|disp=FHL Films 850094-96}}), and others are part of the collection described under [[Virginia Genealogy]]. They are partially indexed in:
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**[http://www.dar.org/library/onlinlib.cfm Family Bible search] in DAR Library Catalog
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**Kirkham, Kay E. ''An Index to Some of the Family Records of the Southern States''. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1979. (Family History Library {{FHL|128260|title-id|disp=book 973 D22kk v. 1; fiche 6089183}}.)
  
'''Online Resources'''
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*'''[[Family History Library]],''' Salt Lake City, Utah includes microfilm copies and published abstracts of many Virginia family Bibles.
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**[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family Bible search] in FHLC Catalog (try searching for surnames or keyword search for a surname + ''Bible''; also subject search for Virginia Bible Records)
  
'''[http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas05&local_base=CLAS05 http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&amp;file_name=find-b-clas05&amp;local_base=CLAS05]'''
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[[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|'''PERSI''']] will assist you in finding Family Bibles published in genealogical periodicals.
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Copies, or abstracts of old family Bibles that are no longer known to exist, may survive in [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Revolutionary_War,_1775_to_1783#Pension_Records_and_Bounty_Land_Warrants Revolutionary War Pension application files] at [[National Archives and Records Administration|NARA]], Washington, D.C., which are available online at three commercial&nbsp;websites: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1995 Ancestry], [http://www.footnote.com/ Footnote], and [http://www.heritagequestonline.com/ Heritage Quest Online].
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Austin published data from 487 family Bibles:
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*Austin, Jeanette Holland. ''Virginia Bible Records.'' Heritage Books, 2008. {{FHL|553934|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 D2aj}}.
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== Online Resources  ==
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*[http://www.vagenweb.org VirginiaGenWeb] contains abstracts of hundreds of Virginia family Bibles. Check the county where your ancestor lived.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/va/vafiles2.htm USGenWeb Archives] like VirginiaGenWeb, contains archived abstracts of hundreds of Virginia family Bibles. Check the county where your ancestor lived.
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*[http://www.virginiapioneers.net/content/vabiblesidx.html Virginia Bible Records] on [http://www.virginiapioneers.net/ Virginia Pioneers.net]: Contains an index list of Bible records in their collection. You must be a member to see the contents of the Bible record.
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[[Category:Virginia|Bible]] [[Category:Bible_records|Virginia]]

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Large collections of Virginia family Bible records are housed at the following archives:

  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah includes microfilm copies and published abstracts of many Virginia family Bibles.
    • Family Bible search in FHLC Catalog (try searching for surnames or keyword search for a surname + Bible; also subject search for Virginia Bible Records)

PERSI will assist you in finding Family Bibles published in genealogical periodicals.

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.

Austin published data from 487 family Bibles:

Online Resources

  • VirginiaGenWeb contains abstracts of hundreds of Virginia family Bibles. Check the county where your ancestor lived.
  • USGenWeb Archives like VirginiaGenWeb, contains archived abstracts of hundreds of Virginia family Bibles. Check the county where your ancestor lived.
  • Virginia Bible Records on Virginia Pioneers.net: Contains an index list of Bible records in their collection. You must be a member to see the contents of the Bible record.

 

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