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Kern County Library
701 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, California
93301


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NARA's Pacific Region
Guide to Archival Holdings at NARA's Pacific Region - Laguna Niguel, CA

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Historical & Genealogical Societies are a great resource for local genealogical records and history of the area.

Kern County
Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 2214
Bakersfield, CA 93303-2214


Kern County Historical Society
P.O. Box 141
Bakersfield, CA 93302

Antelope Valley Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1049
Lancaster, California
93584-1049

Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Dessert
P.O. Box 200
Ridgecrest, California
93556-2001
Phone: (760) 375-8456

Taft Genealogical
Society




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Kern County
California Genealogy & Family History Resources

Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Arvin, Bakersfield, Bear Valley Springs, Bodish, Boron, Buttonwillow, Caliente, California City, China Lake Acres, Delano, Durby Acres, Dustin Acres, Famoso, Fellows, Ford City, Frazier Park, Golden Hills, Inyokern, Johannesburg, Keene, Kernville, Lake of the Woods, Lake Isabella, Lamont, Lebec, Lost Hills, Maricopa, McFarland, McKittrick, Mettler, Mojave, Mountain Mesa, North Edwards, Oildale, Old River, Old West Ranch, Onyx, Pine Mountain Club, Pumpkin Center, Randsburg, Ridgecrest, Rosamond, Rosedale, Shafter, South Taft, Squirrel Mountain Valley, Stallion Springs, Taft, Taft Heights, Tehachapi, Tupman, Valley Acres, Wasco, Weedpatch, Weldon, Wofford Heights


Established: April 2, 1866
Parent County: Los Angeles, Tulare
County Seat: Bakersfield


Adjacent Counties: Inyo, Kings, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare, Ventura

 
  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records

  • California State Vital Records Office of Vital Records
    304 'S' Street
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Phone: (916) 445-1719
    Fax: (800) 858-5553

  • New Law Effective July 1, 2003, the California Health and Safety Code Section 103526 will permit only authorized individuals to receive certified copies of birth or death records. Those who are not authorized by law to receive a certified copy will receive a certified copy marked "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY."
  Census, Voter and Tax Records
  Cemeteries & Burial Records
  Obituary & Newspaper Articles
  Immigration & Naturalization Records
  • Kern County California Migrations Project
    They came for a season, they left and went where? Why did they go and who went with them? So many questions about the migrations of our ancestors.
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,588,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record.
 Military Records
  Land Records & Maps
  Church & Bible Records

  Court, Wills & Probate Records

 City & Farm Directories
  Genealogy & Family History Resources
  Biographies, Correspondence & Diaries
  Occupations, Education & Institutions
  Ethnic Genealogy Resources
 History & Culture
  Museums & Historical Places
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