South Dakota Bible Records

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Bibles were often given to a bride as a wedding gift, and families recorded in them information about immediate family and closeFamily Bible relatives. Bible records can include birth, marriage, and death dates; parents’ names; and names of children and their spouses, including maiden names. A person’s age at the time of death may be given. Many families kept Bible records from 1850 to more recent times, although few of these records have survived. Some have been donated to local libraries or societies.

The Daughters of the American Revolution have compiled some South Dakota Bible records. These are on microfilm at the Family History Library (FHL film 855209) and indexed in Kirkham, E. Kay. An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the United States: 45,000 References as Taken from the Microfilm at the Genealogical Society of Utah. Two Volumes. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1984. (FHL book 973 D22kk v.2; fiche 6089184).

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