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Share Your Family Bible

Family Tree and Genealogy
Leather-bound family Bible for Carnegie  family circa 1880

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.

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The Joining of Families!

I am a retired museum Collections Manager and passionate about encouraging the community to catalogue their collections.

Yes, it takes time and if you don’t have time, Treasured Collections offers a service to do this for you.

Allow me to capture some stories, document and handful of inter-related artifacts and give the package (paper and/or computer version) to your parents or grandparents a gift.

Start with something that is not on display in the home:  A wedding dress hidden away wrapped in tissue. Photographing the dress, and wedding ensemble items, documented alongside a marriage certificate, and a wedding photograph – makes everyone smile.

Documentation contains, names, dates, parents, and grandparents names, places born and where the marriage took place.

London, England
Cecil William Bake (1895-1991) marriage to Agnes Ida “Bobbie” Parker (1899-1949). 12 August 1923. Upper Tulse Hill, Parish of St. Matthias, County of London.