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.
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.
6 Aug 2016
Board Meeting from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at Forest Public Library, 15583 Forest Rd., Forest, VA (near Aylor’s)
All Members Are Invited and Welcome!
13 Aug 2016
Annual BGSI Picnic Meeting at the home of Harvey Clarke.
BGSI will provide paper goods, drinks, and fried chicken. Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share!
SAVE THE DATE!
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 – Society member, Tex Carter, will present the program.
12 Nov 2016 – Monthly Meeting @ Bedford Public Library – Program TBA
10 Dec 2016 – Annual BGSI Holiday Social