The New Bern-Craven County Public Library’s Family Bibles Collection is online, featuring Bibles that date from 1723 to the mid-1900s, with information on many families in Eastern North Carolina. The online collection, which has 35 Bibles, is a project of the library and the Craven County Genealogical Society of North Carolina.
The Family Bibles collection began as a project in October 2002 and October 2003, when both organizations held a Family Bible Photocopying project and asked people to bring their Family Bibles to be copied. A copy was made for the Library and another copy for the owner of the Bible. These two projects brought over thirty Family Bibles, photocopies of which were added to the Library's collection. Since 2003, a few other Family Bibles have surfaced and were copied by Library Staff members for inclusion in the Bible Project Records. The photocopied images have now been placed on the library's web site.
To view the Family Bible Collection, visit the New Bern-Craven County Public Library’s Kellenberger Room website: newbern.cpclib.org/research. A quick shortcut to the Bible collection can be found at http://cdm16241.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16241coll1. The Craven County Genealogy Society web site is available at: cravengenealogy.org.