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Philyaw Family Bible Donated to the Onslow County Museum

More than a century ago, near Comfort, John Robert Philyaw wrote his name in his Bible. He added his second wife’s name, Susan Jones Philyaw, and as they were born, the names of their 15 children. Today, the 98 grandchildren, at least 108 great-grandchildren and countless other relatives who claim John Robert Philyaw as their […]

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200-Year Old Bible Found at the Goodwill & Returned to Family

Wow! What a story… The following excerpt is from an article posted in the April 9, 2014 edition of It was surrounded by computer parts when it arrived at a Denver, Colo., Goodwill, which may have been why the employees took notice of it. … According to Denver NBC affiliate KUSA, the employees discovered […]

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200 Year Old Dutch Bible Find it’s Way Home

The following excerpt is from an article by Gil Gorsey, posted in the Feb. 18, 2014 edition of LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDRB) — The recent discovery of a 200-year-old Bible brought a Kentucky woman to tears. Inside, it holds living proof of a family history that had been lost for generations. From the Netherlands, to […]

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Tennessee Records: Tombstone Inscriptions and Manuscripts

Sometimes titles don’t completely clarify the contents of a book. Not so, with Tennessee Records: Tombstone Inscriptions and Manuscripts, where the title says exactly what the book is about. Within these pages you will find thousands of tombstone inscriptions. In fact, 364 pages of inscriptions for thousands of names from early Tennessee cemeteries. In addition […]

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Family Bible Project Under Way in Baldwin County, Alabama

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the March 14, 2013 edition of Gulf Coast News Today. FOLEY [ALABAMA] — South Baldwin residents have two more weeks to dig out their old family Bibles and get the information recorded by the Baldwin County Genealogical Society. For the next two Tuesdays, the organization is […]

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Eastern North Carolina Family Bibles Online

The following teaser is from the February 24, 2013 edition of the Sun Journal. Craven County, North Carolina: The New Bern-Craven County Public Library’s Family Bibles Collection is online, featuring Bibles that date from 1723 to the mid-1900s, with information on many families in Eastern North Carolina. The online collection, which has 35 Bibles, is […]

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150 Year-Old Bible Returns to Family After 140 Years

A concerned and helpful citizen, probably a proud genealogist, helps return a 150 year-old family bible to it’s rightful home. See this story from Woman reunited with 150-year-old family Bible By Kim Covington, for NBC News AVONDALE, Ariz. — Hundreds of items were auctioned off recently at Pot of Gold Estate Liquidation in Avondale, […]

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Who Has That Family Bible?

The following article was written by my friend, William Dollarhide: Dollarhide’s Genealogy Rule No. 46: The family Bible you need was inherited by a female descendant of your ancestor, but one who married and divorced at least four times, and whose final surname is a complete mystery. The First Printed Bibles Johann Gutenberg introduced printing […]

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Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, Family Bible Digitizing Project

The following teaser is from the October 16, 2011 edition of the Southeast Missourian. The John Guild Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and the Cape Girardeau County Archives are teaming up to help preserve local history by digitizing old family Bible records. Bibles published before 1910 are being sought for the project. “Old Bibles […]

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The Poe Family Bible to Go on Display

Last Monday (January 19, 2009) was the 200th birthday of Edgar Allen Poe. Now I see that the Library of Virginia, in partnership with the Poe Museum, is preparing an exhibition dealing with Poe’s life and works. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be the Poe Family Bible. The exhibition is scheduled to open July […]

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