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Bailey Family Bible, 1820-1941.
Traditionally, families have recorded births, deaths, and marriages in their Bibles. The Bailey family, of Virginia, recorded such significant events for more than one hundred years, from 1820 to 1941, on the pages between the Old and New Testaments. Bible records such as this have proved to be an invaluable resource for genealogical researchers and historians tracing family origins, constructing family trees, or gathering biographical information. Currently, the Library's collection of Bible records represents more than four thousand families. The records consist of a small number of original volumes, such as the Bailey family's Bible; the remainder are photocopies of pages from Bibles belonging to individuals who have generously shared their family records with the commonwealth of Virginia.
Location: Acc. 22249