The Foulke Story
Foulke Family Association
About this site
Family Bible Records Registry
One of the most treasured possessions of many of our ancestors was
the family Bible. It went with them as they traveled across
country. Mothers cried over them as they recorded the deaths of
their children. Often times it was the only possession that was
saved when the house burnt down.
A surprising number of the family Bibles exist still today, along
with the valuable data about family members they include. They
are of importance to us as descendants because they were important to
our ancestors. They are important to us as genealogists because
of the information.
The goal of this project is to capture the information about the
family members and post it here. We'll also create a registry
of who owns which Bibles today. We hope this will create a
valuable tool for Foulke researchers and bring many of us a lot
closer to our ancestors.
Here's how it works:
- Consult the list of Bibles others
are currently transcribing. Because some people are transcribing from
photocopies, the one you have might already be listed.
- If it's not listed, go to the Bible
Registration form. This will allow us to add you to the list and
make sure that the Bible belongs to a descendant of Edward and
Eleanor Foulke. Also, we cannot accept Bible records that pertain to
families after 1930.
- Wait for a reply from the Bibles Project Coordinator.
- When you receive the go-ahead from the coordinator, begin
transcribing the family record of the Bible you have or if you
already have send a text file copy of the transcription. Be sure to
note any special characteristics of the Bible, including publication
date, condition, any enclosures, and any inscriptions.
- IMPORTANT: The transcription should be an exact duplicate of
what's written in the Bible. Do not correct misspelled names, bad
grammar or wrong dates.
- Send the file to the Bibles Project Coordinator.
- Feel the satsifaction of helping out other family
- If you have any questions or comments, email
Section last updated February 01, 2001
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