New Hampshire Bible Records
Many families traditionally recorded genealogies in their family Bibles. They are a good source of information about immediate family members and relatives. They may include names of parents, children, and spouses plus their dates of birth, marriage, and death. For some families, Bible records may have the only information of this kind. Family Bibles that are no longer in the family may be at a historical or genealogical society.
- New Hampshire Historical Society. Card File Index to Bible Records. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1975. (Family History Library film 1001441 item 2.) The New Hampshire Historical Society has a large Bible records collection. The card file index lists family surnames in alphabetical order and the call numbers of the records at the New Hampshire Historical Society. For the address of the society go to New Hampshire Societies.
- Copeley, William. New Hampshire Family Records. 2 vols. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1994. (Family History Library book 974.2 D2c.) This set contains Bible records at the New Hampshire Historical Society. It is indexed.
- Kirkham, E. Kay. An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the United States, 2 vols. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1984. (Family History Library book 973 D22kk v.2; fiche 6089184.) This is a partial index to the records of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution concerning families in the United States. Volume two shows those families in the northern states. The index to the New England section is on pages 1–49.
The Family History Library has many miscellaneous records of family Bibles. To locate those in New Hampshire, see the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog. Then type in New Hampshire, then scroll down to 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, Footnote, and Heritage Quest Online.