Bible Records Project
A cooperative effort between the Tallahassee Genealogical Society and the Florida State Archives was first undertaken in 1987, which allowed members of the general public to have selected pages of their family bibles copied, to preserve the valuable information in those precious family heirlooms. Photocopies of the materials were provided to the contributing individuals, and to the society. A bible record transcription project was begun by the TGS in 1987 but never completed.
The opportunity for copying was repeated in 1996, and again in early 1997. With the permission of the donors, the TGS developed a project to transcribe the contributed contents of the bible pages, combine them with images of the title pages (if available), and produce a hard-copy publication of the materials. The project has been suspended since the Fall of 1997.
The dust is off the records now and the project is on track for completion this Fall. With changes in technology and a move away from printed materials, the new project outcome will consist of downloadable, searchable, PDF files of the materials. The finished product will be hosted on the TGS website, and will be accessible to the general public at no cost. A very limited number of hardcopies may be produced, to be located at the Florida State Archives and within the TGS library collection, housed at the Leroy Collins Leon County Public Library.
The target completion date for this project is 24 October 2015.