Rhode Island Bible Records

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Online Records

  • Daughters of the American Revolution (Florida), Miscellaneous Bible and Cemetery Records (SLC, Utah, 1971) FHL film 850403 item 7
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston, Massachusetts), Family bible records from the Manuscripts Collection of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston, Massachusetts:New England Historic Genealogical Society, c2001) FHL CD-ROM no. 1299

Rhode Island 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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