Iowa Bible Records

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Bible Records for Iowa

Bibles were often given to a bride as a wedding gift, and families often recorded information in them about their immediate family and close relatives. Bible records may include birth, marriage, and death dates; parents’ names’ and names of children and their spouses, including maiden names. The age of a person may be given at the time of death. Many families kept Bible records from 1850 to more recent times; however, few records have survived.

Societies with Bible Records

Some bibles have been donated to local libraries or societies or you may need to contact descendants to locate the family Bible.

  • An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the United States [3]For records from Iowa, see part two, pages 51–65. This work is a partial surname index to the DAR Genealogical Collection.
  • Some Iowa Vital Records [4]
  • Bible Records [6]

Books and Periodicals

  • Bible Records from Iowa Libraries and Museums [7] These volumes contain transcripts of Bible records in genealogical periodicals and books. There is an index to volumes 1–3 in: [8]

Other collections and transcriptions of Bible records are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under: IOWA - BIBLE RECORDS

Websites

Family Bibles Iowa Archives Table of Contents

References

  1. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971. (Family History Library film 851218 item 6).
  2. Genealogical Collection. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971. (Family History Library films 850405-409, 851208-220, 850411-2.)
  3. Kirkham, E. Kay. An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the United States: 45,500 References as Taken from Microfilm at the Genealogical Society of Utah. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1984. (Family History Library book 973 D22kk v.2; fiche 6089184.)
  4. Some Iowa Vital Records Des Moines, Iowa: Iowa Historical Society Library, 1961. (Family History Library Book 977.7 A3h, fiche 6050306)
  5. Iowa Family Bible Records, A– Z Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978. (Family History Library film 1023889 items 2–9.)
  6. Wimberly, Vera Meek. Bible Records. Conroe, Texas: Montgomery County Genealogical and Historical Society, 1980. (Family History Library book 977.7 D29b index)
  7. Burgess, Jo Ann, and Rita Goranson, comps. Bible Records from Iowa Libraries and Museums. Five volumes. Iowa: N.p., 1977. (Family History Library book 977.7 D29b v. 1; film 1036785 item 3.)
  8. Bible Records Wimberly, Vera Meek. Bible Records. Conroe, Texas: Montgomery County Genealogical and Historical Society, 1980.