My DAR chapter, the Captain Henry Sweetser Chapter, is happy to announce its participation in the California State Society DAR’s Genealogical Bible Records Project, a statewide effort to gather genealogical information from pre-World War II family Bibles.

We will gladly accept digital images of your genealogical information, or will make the images for you, if you prefer. The images and their transcriptions will be bound in compiled volumes for presentation to designated California libraries. A copy of each volume will be sent to the DAR Library in Washington, D.C., to be digitized and made available to researchers. Your family’s history will be preserved forever, and available for research to generations of genealogists!

NOTE: Neither you, nor the family described in the Bible records, need to be from, nor presently living in, California. You do not need to have the actual Bible in your possession, but you must be able to provide scanned, digitized or photocopied prints of the Bible’s title page, copyright page, and genealogical record pages in the order they appear in the original Bible.

For a brochure and more information about how you can participate, please contact me.

And if anyone out there has any of my family’s Bible records, I’d sure love to have copies!

Copyright © by Elizabeth O’Neal

Elizabeth is a professional genealogist, writer, and consultant. Likes: long walks in the cemetery, and the smell of old courthouse books. Dislikes: people who copy stuff off the internet without giving credit, and county clerks who can't tell the difference between Eastern and Pacific time zones. Secretly hopes her daughter will one day develop an interest in family history (but no luck so far).

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