Vermont Bible Records

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  • 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.

Vermont 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.

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.

Start with the free Index to Early Bible Records (pre-1830; 17,000 entries).

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.

More Bible records of families from Vermont can be found in the FamilySearch 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, Fold3, and Heritage Quest Online.