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Offline scottcharles

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The Tradition of Keeping a Family Bible
« on: Sunday 12 August 07 22:01 BST (UK) »
Does anybody know of the history to keeping a family bible with genealogical information in? I'd never heard of that prior to joining RC.
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Re: The Tradition of Keeping a Family Bible
« Reply #1 on: Friday 05 January 18 13:02 GMT (UK) »
It was i think a way of keeping family records prior to registrations I spent a few years researching my dads family he was born 1889 and knew only of one sister but eventually found out a lot with perseverance but not sure if correct then a cousin i found mentioned her brother had a family bible he photocopied the information and sent me,this proved what i had found was correct could have saved me a lot of work lol :-)
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Re: The Tradition of Keeping a Family Bible
« Reply #2 on: Friday 05 January 18 14:09 GMT (UK) »
My late grandmother (born 1899) remembered her grandmother, a Catholic, using the entries in the family bible as a reminder - she would ask the parish priest to mention her deceased children in the mass on the anniversary of their deaths (my gt-gt-gran had ten children - eight of whom died before they reached 10 years old, my gran was one of twelve children of whom only 4 reached adulthood).

Given high mortality rates, recording events in a family bible would have ensured that family information was not lost when the "memory-keeper" died.

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Re: The Tradition of Keeping a Family Bible
« Reply #3 on: Friday 05 January 18 14:22 GMT (UK) »
My family have one - now kept by my brother.
Separate pages for Births, Marriages and Deaths - it was very useful when I started ;D
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