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Family Bible Chasers and  
The Family Bible Preservation Project

Dedicated to the collection, indexing and preservation of
digital copies of family bible records from around the world


.  Currently at  a count of over 500  out of a goal of 1,000 files processed.  Will YOU help us reach our goal?  .

CLICK HERE for the current processing batch

Are you or your organization Interested in a Genealogical Service Project in preserving family bible records?


SUMMARY

Over time our organization, "Family Bible Chasers",  has collected and uploaded thousands of family bible records to FamilySearch's Memories Albums.   FamilySearch is one of the most popular FREE genealogical websites in the world. The Memories feature of FamilySearch is a way that photos, documents and other items of a genealogical nature can be uploaded, preserved and made available to those doing family history and genealogical research. 

Some of these uploads to Familysearch by our team are transcripts of the family bible records  and others are actual images of the family record in the bible.  Family bible records often include birth, death and marriage information for the family who was the original owner of the bible.

These family bible records are not limited to any specific family surname or location but could be any family in any worldwide location though most are American Bibles  in the time period between 1800 and 1900.

The information in a bible record is often "one of a kind" - and thus the high value of the genealogical information that needs to be preserved in such records to aid those doing family research.

We are in the process of indexing/linking/tagging these bible records, which have been uploaded to FamilySearch,  attaching them to the corresponding  persons/families in FamilySearch genealogical FamilyTree.

BUT because we have thousands of records we are looking for help in this project.

There really is no requirement to be able to help - but a FamilySearch account (free)   is obviously needed  if you dont already have one.  (click here to create a free account)

People who already have experience using FamilySearch Memories have a great advantage but anyone willing to help is welcome.



THE GOAL:

To create Tags (Links) between a Bible Record  and the FamilySearch FamilyTree profile record for the people mentioned in the bible record - and doing this (with the help of many other people) for hundreds of bible records that have already been uploaded to FamilySearch Memories Albums.  Working with a group of people the work can be reduced to a much smaller effort between many people - each individual person doing a much smaller set of records.

 
EXAMPLES of  Bible Records in FamilySearch Albums:

Bible transcriptions

Images of Bible Records

Bible Records that have already been processed and linked to FamilyTree records.


INSTRUCTIONS:

(these are very high level instructions assuming one already has experience using Family Search Memories)
More detailed instructions can be provided, if needed)


 
CONTACT INFO

Any questions or comments

contact:
Dennis Yancey -   family.bible.chaser@gmail.com
  

WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED?

This would be a great SERVICE PROJECT for anyone interested

(Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Youth Groups, Single Adults,  Retired Persons, Genealogical Societies/groups,  DAR members and more.)

The great thing is people can work at their own pace and own schedule without any pressure.

This can be a great community based project for people who are retired, unemployed, home bound, people with certain disabilities, and even people battling depression and lack of self worth.  Projects like this can often provide people with purpose and fulfilment.

 
 

SOME OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST:

Family Bible Chasers is not a legal entity or corporation - simply a group interested in preserving family bible records.

Our organization is totally free from any financial incentive.  We do not charge for any services and any bible records we compile, record and preserve - will never be used to gain any financial profit.  In fact the entire intent is to  make such records totally free and easily accessible over the Internet.   We do not advertise anthing for sale or charge.  No money is needed or asked for to participate.

Familysearch, with whom we work to preserve these records, is a non profit organization and they also do not charge for  any of their services.

Anyone with an interest is allowed to participate.  We do not discriminate - Anyone in any location can participate  - as long as they have computer and Internet access.
Thousands of Bible records have been uploaded to FamilySearch and are just waiting to be processed.

This project will allow generation to come to have access to family bible records - potentially of their own ancetsors.


VIDEOS EXPLAINING and TRAINING of FAMILYSEARCH

 
Cute short video clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reZ5nNhztYI&feature=youtu.be

Creating a Free FamilySearch Account
https://www.familysearch.org/register/

Getting Started with Family History
https://www.familysearch.org/home/etb_gettingstarted

Using FamilySearch Memories
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7H2GcBfkQo

 

ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED??

CLICK HERE for the current processing batch

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COOL STORIES about FAMILY BIBLES:

Rare find of a Family Bible

Lost and Found Family Bible

Family Bible Records used in genealogy


A Sample Bible Record below:




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Other Family Bibile Related Sites:

ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

ANCESTORS AT REST

ANCESTOR HUNT

ANCESTRY MESSAGE BOARD - FAMILY BIBLES

BIBLE RESCUE

BIBLE RECORDS ON LINE

BRITISH FAMILY BIBLES

CHASE YOUR TALE

CYNDI'S LIST

DAR BIBLE RECORDS    MORE

DIGITAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

EBAY

FAMILY BIBLE WEBSITE

FAMILYSEARCH

GOOGLE BOOK SEARCH

GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH

HEIRLOOMS REUNITED

INDEX TO BIBLE RECORDS

INTERNET ARCHIVE

LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

MENNONITE - Lancaster Historial Society

MENNONITE - Ontario

NORTH CAROLINA STATE ARCHIVES

PAST ON PAPER

ROOTSWEB BIBLE LISTSERV

ROOTSWEB FAMILY BIBLE LISTSERV

SAMPLERS (Needlework) with Family Info

SOUTH CAROLINA BIBLE COLLECTION

SURNAME (Top 1000 American Surnames) and Family Bible Search

TENNESSEE BIBLE PROJECT

US GEN-NET

WIKI TREE FAMILY BIBLES



BIBLE RECORDS and COPYRIGHT