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The Bedford Genealogical Society, Inc. (BGSI) is comprised of individuals who wish to preserve the family histories of people who have lived in this county and the surrounding areas. Our members reside in Bedford County, as well as the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States. Both the organization and its members work together to promote the gathering and sharing of accurate genealogical information to all interested persons at the lowest possible cost. The Society also belongs to the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Virginia Genealogical Society.

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Bedford County is located in the Piedmont region of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Bedford County was established on December 13, 1753 from parts of Lunenburg County. Later in 1756, a portion of Albemarle County lying south of the James River was added. The county is named for John Russell, the fourth Duke of Bedford, who was a Secretary of State of Great Britain. In 1782, Campbell County was formed from eastern Bedford County and the county seat was moved from New London to Liberty (now Bedford). Also in 1786, the portion of Bedford County south of the Staunton (Roanoke) River was taken with part of Henry County to form Franklin County.

 

FUTURE EVENTS

No scheduled meetings in June or July.  Enjoy your Summer!

13 Aug 2016

Annual BGSI Picnic Meeting at the home of Harvey Clarke.

SAVE THE DATE!  

12TH ANNUAL

BGSI GENEALOGY FAIR

Sponsored by the Bedford Genealogical Society, Inc.

Saturday, September 10

9 am – 3 pm

CVCC Bedford Campus, 1633 Venture Blvd. 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Go to “Sponsored Events” page for more information.

 

8 Oct 2016 – Monthly Meeting @ Bedford Public Library – Program TBA

12 Nov 2016 – Monthly Meeting @ Bedford Public Library – Program TBA

10 Dec 2016 – Annual BGSI Holiday Social