New Mexico Bible Records
Bible records can be a good source of information about family members and relatives. A family Bible record may contain the names of parents, children, and spouses along with dates of birth, marriage, and death. In some cases, the family Bible may be the only record of a vital event, such as a birth. Typically, family Bibles are handed down from one generation to another and are still possessed by family members. Occassionally, a family Bible is dontated to a local genealogical or historical society. To locate family Bibles, begin by checking with family members and relatives.
The following resources may also be helpful:
Family History Library Collections
The Family History Library (FHL) has a few collections of family Bible records for New Mexico including the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and county collections. These records can be found in the FamilySearch Catalog using a "Place-names" Search under:
- New Mexico - BIBLE RECORDS
- New Mexico, [name of County] - BIBLE RECORDS
- Daughters of the American Revolution. "Bible and Family Records from New Mexico." Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971. FHL film 860340.
- Kirkham, E. Kay. An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the United States, vol. II. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1984. FHL book 973 D22kk v.2; FHL fiche 6089184.