Bakersfield California Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

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Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location: 5500 Fruitvale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93308

Open Hours:

  • Sundays: 2pm-5pm
  • Wednesday: 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8:30pm



Holiday Schedule:

  • April - closed for week of Spring Break, same as school schedule
  • August - closed for the month; Summer break
  • November - closed week of Thanksgiving, same as school schedule
  • December - closed two weeks for Christmas, same as school schedule

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events: Beginning FamilySearch Class[edit | edit source]

This is a four part beginning class that focuses on setting up a FamilySearch account, building a tree, reading and attaching sources, and searching the large records available at FamilySearch.

Class Date: June 6th

September 5th

Class Schedule:[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Printer
  • Flatbed Scanner

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Links[edit | edit source]

  • Using the FamilySearch Research Wiki: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

For information about how to become a volunteer please email your request to: