Tennessee State Library & Archives Puts Family Bible Records Online

Visitors to the website of the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) can now access family Bible records previously available only to patrons visiting TSLA’s building. Over the past few years, TSLA volunteer Cinamon Collins scanned more than 1,500 family Bible records held at TSLA.

Most of the records were photocopied from privately-held family Bibles and preserved at TSLA by archivists and librarians. A new database on the TSLA website allows researchers to browse these records in their entirety, and a search function will ultimately include all of the thousands of names written in these unique documents.

To see if TSLA holds a Bible record for your family, visit the project online at http://tnsos.net/TSLA/Bibleproject. Individual names in most Bibles for surnames A through J have also been indexed.

One Comment

Thank you so much for the link to the Bible Records at the Tennessee State Library. One of the Bibles belonged to a son of my Lewis 3rd great-grandparents. He recorded deaths of his own parents, his wife’s parents, several of his siblings and children. Some of these dates I knew, others I did not. A wonderful find!

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