North Carolina Bible Records

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Bibles were often given to a bride as a wedding gift, and families recorded in them information about their immediate family and close relatives. Bible records can include birth, marriage, and death dates; parents’ names; and 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 from the 1700s to more recent times, although few of these records have survived. Some have been donated to local libraries or societies, but you may need to contact descendants to find some family Bible records.

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Published Family Bibles

Copies of Bible records are in the McCubbins’ Collection described in North Carolina Genealogy. Other collections with Bible records include:

  • Daughters of the American Revolution (North Carolina). Genealogical Collection. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971.) FHL 860336 (first of 54) This collection includes family histories and transcripts of Bible, cemetery, church, will, marriage, death, and obituary records. The volumes are generally arranged by county, and many have individual indexes. There is a surname index to this collection:
  • Kirkham, E. Kay. An Index to Some of the Family Records of the Southern States: 35,000 Microfilm References from the NSDAR Files and Elsewhere. (Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1979.) FHL fiche 6089183, book 973 D22kk Digital version available through FHL catalog entry.

Bible records may also be found in periodicals. These are referenced in the "Families" section of the Periodical Source Index described in North Carolina Periodicals

Family History Library Catalog

Bible records can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:




  • North Carolina family Bible records: The North Carolina Library and State Archives hosts a Bible records digital collection. It includes over 2000 copies of family Bibles.  These records are searchable by surname or locality.  Note that only names mentioned in the title are indexed. The collection is continuously growing.
  • North Carolina Bible Records on North Carolina Contains an index list of Bible records in their collection. You must be a member to see the contents of the Bible record.