Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Who Has The Family Bible?

One thing for sure in our family... I don't! And I'm having a very difficult time tracking it down! We think Aunt Mary had it after Uncle Charles died; but then Aunt Mary died so one of their kids must have it.... I'm in an endless circle chasing my tail - unlisted phone numbers, people losing touch, not to mention the commonality of the name; Anderson... how many are out there named Charles? LOTS and LOTS!

I know, I know, it's not the end of world - I'm thankful that I can get some info in other places BUT to have the gems of info that are contained within the pages of a family bible - that would be the icing on the cake! And I would venture to guess, which is always the case - the one thing that I cannot get my hands on will tear down my Genealogy "Brick Wall". I have an old bible - as a matter of fact, it's very old. But alas, the family pages are empty, yes, completely devoid of Marriages, Births & Deaths. Every time I pull that old book out, like something magical is going to happen and the names will have appeared since the last time I looked, I feel the great frustration that many genealogists face - WHO HAS THE FAMILY BIBLE??? If it's not in the right hands, it will disappear never to be seen by the one who really wants to see it.

With today's technology, there's no reason that everyone in the family can't have a copy of the all important pages of this book. My ancestors couldn't run over to Staples or Kinko's and make copies or even better, warm up their scanner and make sure that the pages of our family bible would be around for the rest of us.

So, if anyone out there knows where my Anderson/Holt family bible is, please get in touch with me! If you're just beginning to do your research, find out if your family had a bible that held this information. Lastly, if you have possession of your family bible from generations gone by, make sure that the genealogist in your family and any one else who wants them, gets copies of those pages!

1 comment:

  1. Cindy, I e-mailed you about your comment on Granny's Genealogy and the mail was returned. Can you allow my address pwarren (at) to deliver to you , please.