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From: "Richard A. Pence" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Origin of Practice of Keeping Family Records in Bibles
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 02:30:16 -0400
While we are on the topic of recording family data, I wonder if anyone knows
how prevalent "Family Registers" were.
I have such a register for my mother's maternal grandfather, Daniel Stanley,
of Farmington, Maine. It is about 9 by 12 inches and was lithographed by
Nathaniel Currier, so it was done between 1835 when Currier began his
business and 1857 when Ives joined him as a partner. It appears to have been
origonally lithographed in black only and then hand watercolored (a scene at
the top). The births and deaths of the parents are listed and the births of
the children are all listed as well as some deaths. The register is in
several different hands, reflecting the early deaths of the parents and some
of the older children.
The Currier lithograph, as best we can determine from books in our library,
is apparently quite rare and possibly quite valuable.
My Pence grandmother also had a Family Register, this one much larger and
instead of just having lines to record the names an ddates, had places
within a larger tree. I would guess this to have been a post-1900 creation.
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