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Index to Early Bible Records




This site is part of the free tutorial "Researching Your Revolutionary War Patriot Ancestor."  This site provides a free index to over 17,000 online and offline pre-1830 Bible records.  Use the names and dates in the index to identify a Bible record of interest.  Do not use the information in the index for genealogical purposes.  In many cases, names (e.g., spouse's maiden name) and/or dates have been added to the index in order to clarify the identity of the individuals. 

Many of Revolutionary War pension claims listed in the index contain original Bible records.  However, many claims were included in the index as they contain other documents that refer to the soldier's children.  If you do not find a Bible record in a pension claim, review the affidavits as they may list all the children or all the surviving children.  If the soldier provided a schedule of his estate in 1820, look for a list of people in the household as this list often provides the names and ages of everyone living with the soldier.  The Revolutionary War pension files can be accessed at or Fold3

If you locate a Bible record of interest that is not available on the Internet, be sure to read the description of the Bible record before ordering a microfilm or document.  To print instructions on reviewing a microfilm description from the Family History Library (FHL) catalog, click here.  To look up a film after printing the instructions, click here.  For instructions on reviewing a description from the DAR Library, click here

If you do not find what you are looking for here, be sure to check the DAR GRC Index.  The DAR GRC Index is an every-name index for a wide variety records including thousands of family Bibles. 

To order a microfilm from the FHL catalog, you must visit your local Family History Center.  The cost is $7.50 per microfilm.  Click here to locate a Family History Center in your area.  To order a record from the DAR Library, the cost is $15.00 for nonmembers and $10.00 for members.  Click here and scroll to "Photocopy Service" near the bottom of the page for more information.


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