We offer research assistance for patrons unable to visit our library. Searches will include published and unpublished documents in our library, including our extensive survey of county cemeteries, as well as the official documents at the Bedford County Courthouse. Our goal is to provide you with information that is verified by documents or reliable sources, and if anything sent is not documented it will be so indicated.
We cannot know in advance how long the research will take or how much information we will be able to find. Please allow two to three weeks for us to work on your request; if you have not heard from us in two weeks, please feel free to contact us. The cost is $35 for the first two hours and then $20 an hour afterwards. Members at the Researcher level or higher get a discount on research of $15 an hour.
All requests are to be in writing (emailed or letter sent to the museum). Be as precise as possible, including spouses, dates, and locations if known. Please do not send us to much information as your request may be lost in the data you send. In your request, indicate the amount of time, that you are willing to pay for us to locate items. If you have several questions, please list them in order of your priority. Include your mailing address, phone number and email address if any.
Send any requests or inquiries to email@example.com. We accept major credit cards, checks, or Pay-Pal. Please email the payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to note on the Pay-Pal order that it is for research. If you need assistance, please call 540-586-4520.
Just a few of the resources housed on the 2nd floor of the Bedford County Courthouse. Resources include court order books, will books, deed books, etc.