Delaware Bible Records, Volume 1 - Donald O. Virdin. This book is the first volume in a series compiled from Bible records originally collected by members of the Delaware chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The majority of the family records deal with the late 1700s through the early 1900s, although a scattering of records extend beyond this period: the earliest record is dated 1652 and the latest is dated 1960. Some records are sketchy, and simply list the date of the event and the names of the principal people involved; others are more detailed and include where it occurred, who officiated at the event, and, in the case of death, the cause. Many entries include a description of the origin of the records, such as the owner of the original Bible, where it was printed, the name of the publisher, and by whom the records were copied. The records are listed alphabetically by the principal family name; in addition to marriage, birth and death information, newspaper clippings, handwritten notes attached to or written on the pages, and personal letters found in the Bibles are also transcribed. The author provides additional biographical information at times, as well as explaining spelling peculiarities of a name and describing any unique physical characteristics of the Bibles. A cross-index will help the researcher locate buried names in the records.
(1991), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 124 pp.