Annie R. Mitchell History Room

The Annie R. Mitchell History Room preserves local history collections related to Tulare County and the San Joaquin Valley.

Annie R. Mitchell History Room
200 West Oak Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291

Tuesday - Friday          1 pm - 5 pm

(559) 713-2727

Research Requests

Local History or Genealogy

Feel free to contact Tulare County Library via email with any local history or genealogy questions. Research will be done as staffing permits and research can take time, anywhere from days to weeks, depending on the amount of research. When submitting a question, be as specific as possible. If you would like to speak to a staff member, call 559-713-2727 during open hours.

Obituary Request Policies

The Tulare County Library will search for obituaries at no cost to patrons residing in the San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS) service area.

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Requests from patrons outside the SJVLS service area, require a $3.00 donation or more per obituary. Please send a check to the Tulare County Library Foundation for $3.00 care of Tulare County Library History Room with your Obituary Request. The funds help to support the work of the volunteers and staff to provide these services. 

If the exact date of the obituary notice is unknown, we will search newspapers printed a maximum of 7 days after the date of death.

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Obituaries from the Tulare Advance-Register or the Porterville Recorder or Evening Recorder are not available at the Tulare County Library, but can be retrieved from the Tulare Public Library and Porterville City Library.

Other Resources

Other Collections

Digital Collection

All Tulare County Library History Room photos have been digitized and are readily available on the California Revealed site here.

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