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The Kern County Genealogical Society

Collecting and preserving the genealogical records
of Kern County since 1964.

The Kern County Genealogical Society (KCGS) located in the southern portion of California's great Central Valley serves a diverse area which is noted for its mountain and desert vistas as well as the abundant agriculture and mineral resources.  The society operates in Bakersfield, the county seat, and is housed in the Beale Memorial Library at 701 Truxtun Avenue.  

The purpose of Kern County Genealogical Society is to:

  • educate the general public and members of the society in all areas of genealogical research;
  • establish, conduct and manage the genealogical library, and
  • preserve, collect and disseminate genealogical data and family histories worldwide.

To serve the varied historical and genealogical interests of our members and the community, the society's Genealogy Room and its large genealogical research library is accessible during library hours:  

                             Monday                           1:00 pm  -  4:00 pm
                             Tuesday-Thursday     11:00 am  -  4:00 pm
                             Friday-Saturday          10:00 am -  4:00 pm

The Genealogy Room is staffed by volunteer members of the Kern County Genealogical Society, contact us if you are interested in volunteering.

The Kern County Genealogical Society was established in 1964.  The society currently serves over 100 members and is active and involved in the community.  KCGS is dedicated to remembering and making connections to the past and the families who came before us.  Our members' ancestors have all contributed to the social and economic development of our country and Kern County.  Perhaps your ancestors were here.  Remember their stories and their lives; and pass on their histories by joining the Kern County Genealogical Society!

The society offers a monthly program highlighting research
techniques and local history.

3rd Tuesday of each month
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beale Memorial Library, Tejon Room (2nd floor)
701 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA  93301

Beale Memorial Library 701 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA  93301

Beale Memorial Library
701 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA  93301