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Online Resources and Website[edit | edit source]

Listed below are resources for Bible records specific to Tennessee. To find more resources, go to the United States Bible Records page.

Databases[edit | edit source]
Transcriptions, Indexes, and Images[edit | edit source]
Digital Books[edit | edit source]
  • Bible Records of Families of East Tennessee and their Connections from other areas, Vol. 1. By Daughters of the American Colonists. Knoxville Chapter. Online at FamilySearch Digital Library
  • Bible Records of Families of East Tennessee and their Connections from other areas, Vol. 02. By Daughters of the American Colonists. Knoxville Chapter. Online at FamilySearch Digital Library
  • Mid-South Bible Records, Vol. 1. 1967. Daughters of the American Revolution. Fort Assumption Chapter. Online at FamilySearch Digital Library
  • Mid-South Bible Records, Vol. 02. 1776-1976. Daughters of the American Revolution. Fort Assumption Chapter. Online at FamilySearch Digital Library
  • Records of Southern Families from Bibles, Tombstones, Sketches, Newspapers, 1740-1957. 1957. By Bess Reynolds. Online at FamilySearch Digital Library


Other places to look for Bible Record Collections[edit | edit source]

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.