Maryland Bible Records

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Maryland Bible Records

A Bible was often given by relatives to a bride as a wedding gift, where she recorded information about her immediate family and close relatives. Relationships were seldom stated but were often implied. Names of parents, children, and their spouses, including maiden names, were frequently given along with dates of birth, marriage, and death. Sometimes the age of a person was given at the time of death. Many families kept Bible records from the 1700s (and sometimes earlier) to more recent times, although few have survived. Some have been donated to local libraries or societies.

Start with the free Index to Early Bible Records (pre-1830; 17,000 entries).

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) at dar.org and Holdcraft collections contain transcripts of Bible records. These are described in Maryland Compiled Genealogies. The DAR transcripts are partially indexed by:

The Genealogical Council of Maryland has published a list of 2,700 Maryland Bible records:

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, Fold3, and Heritage Quest Online.


The Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog lists more of these records under:

MARYLAND - BIBLE RECORDS

MARYLAND, [COUNTY] - BIBLE RECORDS

Web Sites

http://www.tcfl.org/mdroom/genealogy/bible.html

http://www.ancestorhunt.com/family_bibles_index.htm

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