The Family Bible: A Priceless Heirloom - Its History and Evolvement with Inscriptions of Family History Events
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 88 pages
Author: R. King
Other: b&w sketches
Publisher: Family History Partnership
Inheriting a Family Bible, full of birth, marriage and death inscriptions and personally written up by your ancestors is extremely fortunate since many did not survive the ravages of time. Many were lost or accidentally destroyed when no known relation could be found to pass on the precious heirloom.
Realising this, I started collecting and began noting all the surnames from as many Bible inscriptions as I could find. However, I soon discovered that written inside many bibles were also details of family emigration; sons going off to war; children's illnesses and vaccinations; life changing events - loss of limb etc. and even exceptional weather conditions. Here I have endeavoured to keep alive the irreplaceable details and memories by writing this book of fascinating family history tales and trivia.
Introduction and Acknowledgements
Verse: My Bible and I
A Short History of the Family Bible
Very Early Bibles
Verse:My Mother's Bible
Earliest Recorded Entries
Earliest Printed Bibles and Their Owners
Baptisms, Christenings, Inoculations
Bibles at a Price!
Bibles Presented by Sunday School
Bibles as School Prizes
Bibles as Births, Marriages and Gifts
Bibles with Congratulations
Bibles with Grateful Thanks
Enlistments and Record of Service
Apprenticeships and Indentures
Deaths and Their Causes
Death by Drowning
Death by Accident
Deaths by Suicide and Murder
World War One Deaths
Where There's a Will...
Notable Days and Weather
Short Verses and Poems