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Bedford County, Pennsylvania
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Bedford County, Pennsylvania Facts

When was Bedford County, PA Created?
Bedford County was established on March 9, 1771, from part of Cumberland County.

What is the County Seat of Bedford County, PA?
The County Seat is located in Bedford and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Bedford County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Blair CountyHuntingdon CountyFulton CountyAllegany County, Maryland, Somerset CountyCambria County.

Bedford County, PA Vital Records

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 CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Bedford County, PA Census Records

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 1790-189019001910192019301940.

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

Bedford County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Bedford County Courthouse

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 Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Bedford County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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.

Bedford Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bedford Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Bedford Co. PA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Bedford Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bedford Co. PA General and History Websites

Bedford Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Bedford Co. PA Military Records