Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Birmingham Public Library and Local Daughters of the American Revolution to Offer Family Bible Records Preservation Workshop on August 21

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL)’s Southern History Department has partnered with Lily of the Cahaba Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to offer a Family Bible Records Preservation workshop on Sunday, August 21, 2:30-4:30 p.m. The event will be held on the first floor of the Linn-Henley Research Library/Southern History Department/Central Library.

The goal of the event is to preserve the genealogical or family history records that are recorded in family Bibles. Digital images of the appropriate pages will be made without damage or pressure applied to the Bibles using new digital technology to protect the books. The images will be submitted to the genealogical library of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and BPL so that these records are not lost.

The Bible remains with the owner and digital images will be provided at no charge to those who bring Bible records for preservation. The goal is to preserve these valuable records for future generations in the event that the Bible deteriorates or is lost in the future.

The workshop and the digital images are free. Registration is encouraged but not required via e-mail to lilyofthecahaba@gmail.com.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation's children. With more than 177,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit www.DAR.org. For information about the Lily of the Cahaba Chapter, visit lilyofthecahaba.com.

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