So go ahead and ask them…
It just might be well worth contacting the State Historical Society in states of interest, or the historical societies in counties of interest. Why? Because some of them will photograph items of interest, like family Bibles, place the photos on their website, and return the Bible or other family record to the family:
“I had previously thought that they only posted family record information from Bibles that were part of their collection. It turns out that they can photograph your Bible for the records and return it to the family.”
Check the original post on the Family History Circle blog:
The same blog post relates the extremely positive experience one woman had as the result of her correspondence with an historical society!