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Clerk of the Circuit Court
Physically located at 129 Main St., but when writing them use the address:
P.O. Box 235
Bedford, VA 24523
My thanks to Gloria Gibbel for this tip
Court Records are back
The renovated, remodeled Bedford courthouse has now opened to the public. It is located on Main St. next to the Bedford Museum. [IMAGE] I'm told there is even a history room, and also that it is now quite user friendly.
Bedford Genealogical Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 1439
Bedford, VA 24523
Hours: 10-5 Mon-Sat, exc Holidays
the Society's website www.bedfordsociety.org and
Bedford Museum Genealogy and History Forum
Bedford Museum Genealogical Library
201 East Main St.
Bedford, VA 24523
Phone: (540) 586-4520
Web Site: WWW.BEDFORDVAMUSEUM.ORG
Hours: - 10-5 Monday through Saturday (Beginning July 16, 2011)
Central Virginia Genealogical Association online
P.O. Box 5583
Charlottesville, VA 22905-5583
Primary focus is on the old VA counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Hanover, and Orange. Annual dues
are $12.50, which includes subscription to Central Virginia Heritage, published
Includes Bedford Co
Extracted from the appendix in Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol VI, Virginia. (Marriages are NOT Quaker) They've been grouped by surname, and arranged chronologically. The bonds are also listed under the bride's surname.
The format is generally: Date of bond; information on the groom, &
information on the bride; Surety; Consent by; Married by and date of
All this information is not always present
Some abbreviations used are: s = son of, dt = daughter of, wd = widowed
The "Surety" is a person whose name appears on the bond as equally responsible to pay the bond's penalty amount to the state, if there is discovered some legal reason that the marriage cannot take place
Consent information seems to have been provided whenever the consent papers did not specify that the person giving consent was the father or mother of the bride or groom. Perhaps a step-father, uncle, or simply a guardian. Warning: Sureties were usually related, but not always, and even then they were not usually a parent
This is a file of "assorted" marriages, initially provided to us by Evelyn Huffman, and
pertaining to her family research. To these, I've added the listings from my own research into
the microfilmed marriage books. Subsequently, Patricia Bergener provided us with a large number
of "assorted" records from her research in the Marriage Books, to which I've added my own.
Judy S. Fink has provided to us, her list of HOGAN marriages. I have added entries to the index listings, with HyperLinks to the marriage record.
If you have transcribed records from the marriage books, consider allowing them to be included here. There are two versions of the index:
1. sorted by Groom's Name, and
2. sorted by Bride's Name
Be warned, there may be errors!! Some marriage dates, and spelling of names, differ from those in the version of the index currently being published in the Genealogical Society's Newletter!!
S-K Publications webpage with SURNAME INDEX to the 1820 census
An ASCII text file with an SURNAME INDEX to the 1860 census
An ASCII text file with an SURNAME INDEX to the 1870 census
Free Negroes in Bedford Co for the year 1851,
A List of free Negroes of 12 years of age & upwards within the Southern District of Bedford County for the year 1851. Found in Salt Lake Family History Library's Microfilm No. 2024477, which contains Personal Property Lists 1845-1851. Contributed by Vee Elliott
City of Bedford Parks, Recreation & Cemeteries -- Ancestor Search: allows you to view an interactive map of Bedford City active cemeteries. You can search by the name of the person buried, or the current owner of the plot.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Provided to us by Florence J. Cox. There are 149 burials listed, and Flo indicates there are other unmarked graves.
Timber Ridge Baptist Church History, Pictures, and info on the Cemetery. Hosted by Thomas Markham. ... Thanks Tommy
Also, consider registering it with the others at
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