Ancestry.com. New York, U.S., Family Bible Records, 1581-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2000.Original data: Robison, Jeannie Floyd Jones. Genealogical Records Taken from Family Bibles, 1581-1917. New York, USA: Colonial Dames of the State of New York, 1917.
First settled by the Dutch, New York has been the destination of countless millions seeking a new life in the United States. First published in 1917, this database is a collection of genealogically important records taken from Bibles of colony and state residents. Records in the collection span from 1581 to 1917. Each record reveals the Bible's original owner, brief record of descendants, and a particular event (often a birth or marriage) recorded in the book. For researchers of ancestors from early New York, this can be a valuable source of helpful information.