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The mission of the Bedford County Historical Society is to document, preserve, protect and promote the history and heritage of Bedford County, Pennsylvania.

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250th Anniversary

Activities and News

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New Books!

BCHS is excited to announce the following new books. The books can be found in the “Store” on the Menu. You can also click on the photo of each of the books to get more information and to purchase.

James Hostetler's newest book, Forbes Road - Through Bedford and Neighboring Counties.

Forebes Road, by James Hostetler

Schools of Southampton Township by Michele L. Miller

Schools of Southampton Township, by Michele L. Miller

The Korea Project by Henry W. Meetze
(Second Edition that includes additional information)

The Korea Project by Henry W. Meetze


We have over 100,000 obituaries in our indexes and in 2015 we have already added 1,650 new obituaries. The indexes are found in the “Genealogy Research” section on the Menu.