West Virginia Bible Records

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  • The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains many West Virginia Bible records. This collection is described in West Virginia Compiled Genealogies and is partially indexed by:

Kirkham, E. Kay. An Index to Some of the Family Records of the Southern States. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1979. FHL fiche 6089183; book 973 D22kk v. 1.

West Virginia 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.

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