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Hours

Monday 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Tuesday-Thursday 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday-Saturday 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Address & Contact

Kern County Genealogical Society
PO Box 2214, Bakersfield, CA 93301-2214
(661) 868-0773
KCGS Administrator: Info@kerngenealogical.org

Monthly Program

The society offers a monthly program highlighting research techniques and local history.
3rd Tuesday of each month.
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Beale Memorial Library
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HomeResearch Requests

REQUESTING RESEARCH ASSISTANCE


Kern County Genealogical Society accepts requests for look-ups and to answer specific research questions regarding possible ancestors in our archives. Our research teams are experienced volunteers who will conduct specialized research for a nominal fee. The volunteer research staff of the KCGS Genealogy Room performs research on a first come, first serve basis. All revenues are used to support the nonprofit mission of the Kern County Genealogical Society (preservation, education, publication, research). Requests are addressed as received and subject to volunteer availability.

Three Ways to Request Research Assistance

  1. Visit the Genealogy Room at the Beale Memorial Library and conduct your own research on days and at times that the Genealogy Room is open to the public. At no charge volunteers are available to assist you with accessing records to review. Copy costs apply.
  2. Complete Request Research Form and Pay Online. (Level 1: $10 or Level 2: $15)
    Online Level 1 Form Online Level 2 Form
  3. Download and Complete Research Request Form and send with your check or money order.
    Research Request Form
KCGS is not prepared to answer requests for land record or birth, marriage, or death certificates.
These requests should be sent to:

Record Repository
Birth Certificate
(Prior to 1960)
Kern County Hall of Records
1655 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Hours: M-F, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Phone: (661) 868-6400
Birth Certificate
(1960 – Present)
Kern County Office of Vital Records
1800 Mt. Vernon Ave., 1st Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Office Hours: M–F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (excluding holidays)
Phone: (661) 321-3000
Email: phvitalstatistics@kerncounty.com
Death Certificates
(Prior to 1993)
Kern County Hall of Records
1655 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Hours: M-F, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Phone: (661) 868-6400
Death Certificates
(1993 – Present)
Kern County Office of Vital Records
1800 Mt. Vernon Ave., 1st Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Office Hours: M–F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (excluding holidays)
Phone: (661) 321-3000
Email: phvitalstatistics@kerncounty.com
Marriage Certificates
Land Records
Kern County Hall of Records
1655 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Hours: M-F, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Phone: (661) 868-6400