The collection contains books, magazines, printed vital records, and books on heraldry and family names. Complete California census records through 1920 are available on microfilm. Also, the library has the microfiche index to the collection of the Sutro Library.
The Genealogy Room at the Beale Memorial Library is open all hours the library is open. Volunteers from the Kern County Genealogical Society are on hand to assist patrons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every day, Tuesday through Saturday.
For obituary requests, please complete an email reference form and select "Obituary Request" from the Subject menu.