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When was Bedford County, PA Created?
Bedford County was established on March 9, 1771, from part of Cumberland County.
Where can find Bedford County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bedford County vital records can be found at the Pennsylvania Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records since 1906 and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Pennsylvania for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.
You can search online for Bedford County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Pennsylvania Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail. Walk-in service is available at any of these six public offices: Erie, Harrisburg, New Castle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Scranton.
What Bedford County, PA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bedford County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Bedford Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bedford Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bedford Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Pennsylvania Census Records Research Guide
What genealogical records can I find in the Bedford County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Bedford County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Pennsylvania Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Bedford County, PA?
A list of Bedford County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Pennsylvania Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Bedford County, PA Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Bedford County, PA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Bedford County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is basically a listing which has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.