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The Family Bible: A Priceless Heirloom by Rena King. Its history and evolvement with inscriptions of family history events.
The Family Bible: A Priceless Heirloom. Inheriting a Family Bible, full of birth, marriage and death inscriptions and personally written up by your ancestors is extremely fortunate since many did not survive the ravages of time. Many were lost or accidently destroyed when no know relation could be found to pass on the precious heirloom. Realising this, i started collecting and began noting all the surnames from as many Bible inscriptions as i could find. However, i soon discovered that written inside many bibles were also details of family emigrations; sons going off to war; children's illnesses and vaccinations; life changing events - loss of limb, etc and even exceptional weather conditions. Here i have endeavoured to keep alive the irreplaceable details and memories by writing this book of facinating family history takes and trivia.
Rena King, author of The Family Bible: A Priceless Heirloom has for over 40 years been actively involved in family history, eventually retiring from working part time at the Public Record Office and The National Archives firstly in Chancery Lane and then the Family Record Centre in London. During her time as an accredited genealogist she taught the subject in local colleges as well as writing articles for national magazines. Today she runs a local family history group for the U3A organisation and still attends the same London family history groupd she joined in 1978.