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The Society holds its monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of the month from 1-3 PM in the Tejon Founders Room of the Beale Memorial Library, 701 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield. Society business is discussed, followed by a program of general genealogical interest.  Outside speakers are invited as well as members who have special knowledge of a topic.  A few meetings may be held in other locations and one or two social events are held per year.  The meetings and social events provide opportunities for members to connect with other experienced researchers to discuss methods and techniques to over come obstacles so that you may  advance your research.

2014 Monthly Meeting Dates:
    Mark these dates on your 2014 calendar. Most meeting topics and speakers have been confirmed but unforseen circumstances might necessitate later changes. KCGS members improve your research techniques by volunteering one or more days a month in the Genealogy Room at Beale Memorial Library.
  • 21 Jan 2014 -- "HOW CAN THE NEW FAMILYSEARCH HELP ME DO MY RESEARCH" by Robert Givens, FamilySearch Researcher and Archivist. How to successfully navigate the recently revised and updated new genealogical website. -- Beale Memorial Library, Tejon Room, 2nd Floor, 1:00PM.  
  • 18 Feb 2014 -- "MY EASTERN EUROPEAN/JEWISH ANCESTRY"  by Regina Spiszman, Kern County Genealogical Society researcher. Tips on how to overcome difficulties when doing ancestral research within the Eastern European countries. -- 1:00PM on Tuesday in the Tejon Room, 2nd Floor, Beale Memorial Library. 
  • 18 Mar 2014 -- "A VIEW FROM THE RIDGE ROUTE: The Roadways" by author Bonnie Kane. Based on her new book "Grapevine", from Indian trails to the Interstate.  -- Beale Memorial Library, Tejon Room, 2nd Floor, 1:00PM.
  • 15 Apr 2014  -- "THE HISTORY KEEPERS OF KERN COUNTY" presented by Shirley Jackson, Kern County Genealogical Society historian. Overview of people, past and present, who are dedicated to preserving the history of Kern County. -- Beale Memorial Library, Tejon Room, 2nd Floor, 1:00PM.
  • 20 May 2014  --  "TURNING BRICKWALLS INTO PILES OF RUBBLE"  by Robert Givens, FamilySearch Researcher and Archivist. Techniques and tips to overcome those dead ends in your genealogy research. -- Beale Memorial Library, Tejon Room, 2nd Floor, 1:00PM.
  • 17 Jun 2014  -- "SUMMER POT LUCK PICNIC"  --  KCGS members, families and friends join together for a good time and good food.  Watch for email reminder.
  • 15 Jul 2014  --  "ICE CREAM SOCIAL" -- KCGS members, families and friends. 1:00PM at Rosemary's Creamery located at 2733 "F" Street, Bakersfield. Watch for email announcement.
  • 19 Aug 2014  -- "MIGRANT MOTHER - The Untold Story" presented by author Oleta Sprague Hamm -- An iconic photo during the Depression Years that led to the fields of Kern County became a fascinating story of the strength of one woman who would forever be the face of the Depression.  -- Beale Memorial Library, Main Auditorium, 1st Floor, 1:00PM.
  • 16 Sep 2014  -- "MEXICAN AMERICAN RESEARCH - THE MIGRATION NORTH" presented by Rachel Arias, Kern County Genealogical Society researcher, will discuss how to research Mexican-American ancestry. -- Beale Memorial Library, Tejon Room, 2nd Floor, 1:00PM.
  • 21 Oct 2014  -- "HISTORIC SUNSET CAMP - Past and Present" -- Kern County Genealogical Society researchers will present the Dustbowl story and history of Weedpatch Camp of Kern County. -- Beale Memorial Library, Tejon Room, 2nd Floor, 1:00PM.
  • 18 Nov 2014  -- "SETTLEMENT OF WESTERN KERN COUNTY" by Lawrence Peahl. Author, Educator and Graduate of Taft High School and Taft College will discuss the development of Western Kern County. -- Beale Memorial Library, Tejon Room, 2nd Floor, 1:00PM.
  • 16 Dec 2014  -- "KCGS  CHRISTMAS POTLUCK" -- Beale Memorial Library Auditorium at 12:30PM. Setup room at 11:00AM and food setup at 12 Noon. Watch for an email to members.

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