Vermont Bible Records
Bibles were often given to a bride as a wedding gift, and families recorded in them information about immediate family and close relatives. Bible records can include
- Birth, marriage, and death dates
- Parents’ names
- 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 although few of these records have survived. Some have been donated to local libraries or societies.
Some indexed Bible records of Vermont can be found in:
Kirkham, E.K. An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the United States. Volume 2. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1984. (Family History Library book 973 D22kk v.2; fiche 6089184.) Volume 2 covers Vermont and New England. It is a surname index to many names from Bible records found on microfilms at the Family History Library.
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has a collection of Vermont Bible records http://www.dar.org/library/speccol.cfm.
The Vermont Historical Society at http://www.vermonthistory.org/ and the New England Historic Genealogical Society at http://www.americanancestors.org/ also have large collections of Bible records from Vermont.
More Bible records of families from Vermont can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:
Vermont - Bible records
Vermont, [County, [Town] 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.