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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 throughout 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 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 for 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.



Saturday, 11 Feb 2017 – MONTHLY Membership Meeting

1:30 pm at the American Legion Post #54 Building, 231 W Depot St., Bedford

“Finding Your Way Around Find a Grave”

Learn how to navigate the site and add information.

Saturday, 11 Mar 2017 – MONTHLY Membership Meeting

1:30 pm in the Bedford Room at the Bedford Public Library

321 N. Bridge St. in downtown Bedford, VA

Program – TBA