If you are lucky enough to be the keeper of your family Bible, wouldn’t it be lovely to be able to share its content with other members of your family?
Or maybe you know who holds your Bible, and they can share its contact with you?
Usually within the centre pages these large heavy leather-bound Bibles have family information handwritten by family members. Pages include Family Register, Parents Names, Children’s Names, Marriages, and Deaths.
Photograph the Bible from the outside, then each of the pages within. Save the contents as an image. The images can then be packaged into one document ready for sharing, in paper format or in PDF by email.
Take a moment to verify the data contained. Cross check the information with your family free. Make a note any additional dates, missing information or incorrect spellings.
The family Bible in my possession features my Paternal Great Grandmother’s parents and grandparents. The hand-written details start with Frances Mary (Warner) Carnegie (1846-1928) daughter of William Warner (no dates included) and her husband Alexander Carnegie (1845-1892) the son of James Carnegie (1916-1892).
The family tree information notes he died 4 September 1891 the Bible states 14 September 1892. This mis-match of information will need to researched and clarified.
My Great Grandmother, who I was most fortunate to spend time with during my childhood, is featured on the Children’s Names page. Elizabeth Frances born Sept. 5, 1872. She lived until she was age 93 in 1965.