Research Services

Research Policy

The Kern County Genealogical Society Research Teams are experienced volunteers who will conduct specialized research for a nominal fee.  There are two levels of research available.

Level 1 Research $10 per individual:

A society volunteer will research the following indexed obituary resources:

  • The Bakersfield Californian Newspaper for the years 1983-Present, and
  • The Kern Valley Sun Newspaper for the years 1969-1990

Level 2 Research $15 per individual:

A society volunteer will research the indices in Level 1 as listed above, along with:

  • our extensive cemetery records,
  • Payne Mortuary Records from 1903-1968,
  • our collection of biographies of local citizens, and
  • Federal censuses of Kern County.

Please print our Research Request form for each individual you are researching.  Send this form and check in the appropriate amount payable to KCGS to:  KCGS, POB 2214, Bakersfield, CA  93303-2214

KCGS is not prepared to answer requests for land records or birth, marriage or death certificates,
such requests should be sent to:
Kern County Hall of Records
1655 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA  93301
http://recorder.co.kern.ca.us/recorder/BMD_certificate.php