Richard Bedford from Hebron spent whole days of a week writing down each vital statistic. At home he would enter the day’s listing into his computer. In 2004 he had completed his daily visits to the Livermore Town Office and prepared his three-volume set of Livermore Vital Records.

This created a preliminary index of the early Livermore records, including the years 1795-1843 before East Livermore voted to become a separate town.

The following year, 2005, Bedford added to his volume other related data and ran off several copies, one for Livermore and one for his stacks of binders. In his last years before he died, he had prepared binders for many nearby towns: Hartford, Sumner, Buckfield, Hebron and others.

Today, anyone with questions about ancestors can look in Bedford’s 2005 listing now available at the Livermore Town Office and the Livermore Public Library. Office workers find the three-volume set a big help in locating vital information in the vault room at the office.

We tip our hats to Richard Bedford, Hebron’s scribe, for his many hours of copying vital records. His volumes provide clues to where the information may be found.

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