GN 00302.560 Family Bible or Other Family Record
A Bible or other family record of age or DB made at or near birth has high probative value. However, study has indicated that it is often difficult to determine when a person's age or DB was entered into such a record. Therefore, there are special documentation requirements to assist the DO in evaluating such records
B. Documentation requirements
The DO will include in the file the following information regarding a family Bible or other family record:
Date of publication or last copyright date of the Bible or other record
Observations regarding entry
Judging by the handwriting of the various entries in the record, do they appear to have been made by the same person at the same time?
Is there any evidence of erasures, alterations, etc?
Are the entries arranged chronologically?
Is the ink or pencil faded?
Does the relevant entry appear to be an old or more recent entry?
Any pertinent facts or observations about the record