9 March 1771, formed from Cumberland County.
In 1773, Westmoreland County was created out of the northwestern part of Bedford.
In 1787, Huntingdon County was created out of the northeastern part of Bedford.
In 1795, Somerset County was created out of the western part of Bedford.
In 1846, Blair County was created out of small part of northern Bedford.
In 1850, Fulton County was created out fo the eastern part of Bedford.
County Government Records:
Bedford County Courthouse
200 South Juliana Street
Bedford, PA 15522
- Birth and Death Records*: contact the Register of Wills for 1893-1905
- Marriage Records: Contact the Prothonotary 1885-present
- Divorce Records: contact the Prothonotary for 1885-present
- Probate Records**: contact the Register of Wills for 1771-present
- Land Records: contact the Recorder of Deeds for 1771-present
*The State of Pennsylvania began issuing Birth and Death Certificates in 1906. Indices can be found at: www.phmc.pa.gov/Archives/Research-Online
**Images of original Will and Orphan’s Court Books for each county in Pennsylvania can be found online at Family Search in Pennsylvania Probate Records, www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1999196
Historical and Genealogical Repositories:
Bedford County Historical Society
6441 Lincoln Highway
Bedford, PA 15522
- Alms House Records, searchable on website
- Divorce Records, searchable on website
- Naturalization Papers, searchable on website
- Obituaries and Orphans Court Records, searchable on website
- To request research by mail: email@example.com
Old Bedford Village: www.oldbedfordvillage.com
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