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Many of our ancestors valued their family Bibles for more than the spiritual content. Bibles often had blank pages in them, which made them ideal repositories for important family information. Because many families in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries did not have access to courthouses or hospitals, births, deaths, and marriages were often not recorded elsewhere. If you are the lucky inheritor of a family Bible, you may have valuable information on some of your ancestors on its pages.
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