Bible Records Database - DAR

DAR-howes-drakeOne of the important research sources are found in the family Bibles – the record pages of births-marriages and deaths. Here one or more family members over the years the Bible was held by the family made a written record (sometimes the only record) of major family events such as birth dates, marriage ceremonies and death dates along with those individual’s full names.

The DAR – Daughters of the American Revolution – Genealogical Research section that is online has now placed a search box so people can search some of the more 40,000 family Bible records in their collection.

Place a surname, keeping in mind spelling variations. Any listing with that family name — including a woman marrying into a family, her maiden name would be written also. You can then click the page number to view all the names listed for the record page.  DAR Ward births

It is a transcription of the Bible record rather than the scanned image of the page. Once you know that a specific family Bible is available you then could contact DAR headquarters in Washington, DC about getting a digital copy.

1776 D Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 628-1776

The Bible’s location or source is also listed at the top. Use the ‘library catalog’ to gather additional information on that Bible record.

Plug in the search box any number of family names, you never know what might be revealed.  DAR-Listings

Photos: Family Bible Records for Howes-Drakes and Ward families and DAR online transcribed listing.

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Using DAR Databases

Using the DAR as a Resource


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