ArchiveGrid is a free, online resource for finding archival materials worldwide, primarily manuscript collections, historical documents, personal papers, and family histories.
They have over 5 million records contributed by more than 1,000 libraries and archives. “ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums, and historical societies.”
Useful searches include:
topic (genealogies, history, land, deeds, maps, wills, etc.)
Search results will show descriptions of the items and links to similar collections.
If you didn’t inherit the family bible and papers, someone else did. And maybe they donated them to an archive or historical society. It’s worth a shot to check ArchiveGrid. Best in your searches! #FamilyHistoryMonth