PROJECT Family Bibles

bible projectProject leader Annelie Els
The project is an initiative of the Genealogical Society of South Africa.
The objective is to collect digital images of Family Bibles, including the family register pages from the Bibles.
A Family Bible is a precious heirloom – traditionally passed down from generation to generation. Most families recorded their most important life events, such as births, marriages, and deaths, on the first few pages of the Bible as a permanent and secure record, in the one book that was more precious to them than any other book in the world. Over time, these Bibles became the gathering place of important information and memories, but also a valuable genealogical source, usually written by the family itself.
Photos (digital images) of both the outside and inside of the Bible and or family register.
You are welcome to contribute Bible photos. This facility is free and open to the public.
If you have comments or suggestions, or Bible photos you would like to contribute, please contact Annelie Els via e-mail.
  • View the Family Bible collection.
  • Submit Bible photos to be included in the albums (up to 10Mb via e-mai).
  • Send information (via e-mai) to make special arrangements (if larger than 10Mb).