The California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (CSSDAR) State Regent’s Genealogical Bible Records Project is a statewide effort to Preserve Our Past – Our Gift to the Future.
We are looking for pre-World War II Bibles that contain family records. Neither you, nor the family described in the Bible records, need to be from, nor presently living in, California. You do not need to have the actual Bible in your possession, but you must be able to provide scanned, digitized or photocopied prints of the Bible's title page, copyright page, and genealogical record pages in the order they appear in the original Bible.
Here is an opportunity to have those records photocopied, indexed, and submitted to the National Society’s genealogy library in Washington, DC.
After the pages in your family bible have been photocopied or scanned we will make a transcription of each page which will be included with the images. Compiled volumes will be bound for presentation to designated California libraries. An unbound copy of each volume will be sent to the DAR Library in Washington, D.C. to be digitized and made available to researchers. An Information Release Form must also be signed.
As an extra bonus, if you have a clear photograph or image of the original owners of the family Bible or photographs of members of their immediate family then these will be included with the rest of the information. Please contact me if you would like more information or have a pre World War II bible. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live around the central coastal area of California, my DAR sister - Elizabeth O'Neal from Little Bytes of Life can make sure your family bible is included in the project. Her chapter is also participating in the great project.
Heck, you can contact any California member of DAR to be included in this project!