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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Kern County'''
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Guide to '''Kern County California genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Kern County
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| county_map = California Kern Map.png
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| state = California
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| founded year = 1866
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| founded date = April 2
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| seat = Bakersfield
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| building address =  Kern County Courthouse<br>1655 Chester Ave<br>Bakersfield, CA 93301; <br>Phone 661.868.6440 [http://www.co.kern.ca.us/ '''Kern County Website'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
=== Quick Facts  ===
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[http://www.co.kern.ca.us/ Kern County Courthouse]<br>1655 Chester Ave<br>Bakersfield, CA 93301; <br>Phone 661.868.6440
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County Clerk Recorder has&nbsp;birth, marriage, death and land records from 1850<br>divorce, probate court and voting record from 1866;<br>An exchange of territory with San Bernardino Co took place in 1963<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kern County, California. Page 85 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
 
{{Wikipedia|Kern County, California}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Kern County, California}}  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
=== Archives and Libraries ===
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=== Bible Records  ===
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=== Biography ===
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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=== Census  ===
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{{Census|California}}
  
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
 
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
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=== Crime and Criminals  ===
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=== Directories  ===
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==== Germans  ====
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=== Gazetteers  ===
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=== History  ===
 
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=== Maps  ===
 
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=== Migration  ===
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
  
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=ZWXmI6zqLYMC Bakersfield Californian ]- 2700+ issues of the paper digitized and in the Google News Archive; covers 1907-1949.
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=ZWXmI6zqLYMC Bakersfield Californian ]- 2700+ issues of the paper digitized and in the Google News Archive; covers 1907-1949.
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
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=== Vital Records ===
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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums ====
  
Many early marriages are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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==== County Courthouse ====
 
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
 
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
*[[Bakersfield California Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Bakersfield California Family History Center]]<br>  
*[[Bakersfield California East Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Bakersfield California East Family History Center]]<br>  
*[[Bakersfield California South Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Bakersfield California South Family History Center]]<br>  
*[[Delano California Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Delano California Family History Center]]<br>  
 
*[[Frazier Park California Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Frazier Park California Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Kern Valley California Family History Center]] (Mountain Mesa)  
 
*[[Kern Valley California Family History Center]] (Mountain Mesa)  
 
*[[North Edwards California Family History Center]]  
 
*[[North Edwards California Family History Center]]  
*[[Taft California Family History Center|Taft California Family History Center]]
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*[[Taft California Family History Center|Taft California Family History Center]]  
*[[Tehachapi California Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Tehachapi California Family History Center]]<br>  
 
*[[Wasco California Family History Center]]<br>
 
*[[Wasco California Family History Center]]<br>
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=== Taxation  ===
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Many early marriages are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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== Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Kern/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Kern/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/kern/kern.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/kern/kern.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/kern/kern.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/kern/kern.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
 
*{{FHL|206556|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|206556|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
  

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Guide to Kern County California genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Kern County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Kern County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 2, 1866
County Seat Bakersfield
Courthouse
Address Kern County Courthouse
1655 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301;
Phone 661.868.6440 Kern County Website


County Courthouse

Kern County Courthouse
1655 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301;
Phone 661.868.6440

County Clerk Recorder has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1850
divorce, probate court and voting record from 1866;
An exchange of territory with San Bernardino Co took place in 1963[1]

 

Historical Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Kern County, California

Parent Counties

2 April 1866: Kern County was created from Los Angeles and Tulare Counties.
County seat: Bakersfield [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Kern County, California Genealogy census records online, see: California Census.

Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Bakersfield

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Many early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Divorce

Death

Voting Registers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kern County, California. Page 85 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).