Genealogy and History
Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy
Welcome to Kern County, California Genealogy Trails!
Our goal is to help you track your ancestors
through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data
and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.
This County Website
is available for adoption.
If you have a love for history, a desire to help
others, and basic web-authoring skills, consider joining us!
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are unable to
perform personal research.
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like to offer help to others for
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Kern County, California
Kern County is a county located in the southern Central Valley
of the U.S. state of California. Established in 1866, it extends east
beyond the southern slope of the Eastern Sierra Nevada range into the
Mojave Desert, and includes parts of the Western Indian Wells Valley,
and Northern Antelope Valley, north of Los Angeles County, an area
larger than the state of Massachusetts. From the Sierras the county
extends across the floor of the San Joaquin Valley to the eastern edge
of the Temblor Range, part of the Coastal Ranges. To the south the
county extends over the ridge of the Tehachapi Mountains. The county
seat is Bakersfield (since 1874). The original county seat being the
former mining town of Havilah in the mountains between Bakersfield and
County Seat: Bakersfield
Square Miles: 8,163
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historical data find a home here
at California Genealogy Trails, where it will remain free for all to view.
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