Michigan Bible Records
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Online Resources and Websites[edit | edit source]
Listed below are resources for Bible records specific to Michigan. To find more resources, go to the United States Bible Records page.
Databases[edit | edit source]
- A Compilation of Bible-Marriage-Family-and-Cemetery Records Relating to Michigan Pioneer Families at Ancestry ($)
- Bible Records and Genealogical Notes Collected by Michigan D.A.R. at Ancestry ($)
- Bible Records, Michigan at Ancestry ($)
- Family Bible Records at Ancestry ($)
- Family Records: Cemetery and Bible Records Mainly Michigan and Massachusetts at Ancestry ($)
- Michigan Bible Records at Ancestry ($)
- Michigan Bible Records and Genealogical Notes, Part 1 at Ancestry ($)
- Michigan Bible Records and Genealogical Notes, Part 2 at Ancestry ($)
- Old Bible and Other Pioneer Records, Michigan at Ancestry ($)
- The Family Bible Index - Michigan at Yancey Family Genealogy
Transcriptions, Indexes, and Images[edit | edit source]
- Bible and Family Records, 1972(*) at FamilySearch Catalog — images
- Bible Records of Allegan County at MIGenWeb — transcriptions
- Family and Bible Records, 1971(*) at FamilySearch Catalog — images
- Family and Bible Records, etc.(*) at FamilySearch Catalog — images
- Michigan Records(*) at FamilySearch Catalog — images
- Newaygo County Bible Records at Genealogy Trails] — transcriptions
Digital Books[edit | edit source]
- Sophie de Marsac Campau Chapter, DAR, Grand Rapids, MI; Family Bible Records: Pioneer and Indian Stories (1945-1946); online at Seeking My Roots
Other places to look for Bible Record Collections[edit | edit source]
- Copies, or abstracts of old family Bibles that are no longer known to exist, may survive in Revolutionary War Pension application files at NARA, Washington, D.C., which are available online at three commercial websites: Ancestry, Fold3, and Heritage Quest Online.
- Family records: Check home sources by reaching out to older members of the family asking if they know of any Family Bibles and who might have it in their possession.
- FamilySearch Catalog: Using the keyword search, type in the surname you are looking for and the word "Bible."
- Card Catalog at Ancestry ($)
- Periodical Source Index (PERSI): Many periodicals publish family data from Bible records. Periodical Source Index (PERSI) is an index to many of these periodicals. Learn how to use Periodical Source Index (PERSI).
Why Search for Family Bibles[edit | edit source]
Many families have traditionally recorded births, marriages, and deaths in a family bible, family record book, or book of remembrance. 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. Family bibles that are no longer in the possession of the family may be at a historical or genealogical society. They are sometimes transcribed and published in genealogical periodicals or other databases
Bible records can be used as a substitute in providing birth, marriage, and date information when vital record information was not recorded.