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Caesar Chavez Central Library
605 N. El Dorado Street
Stockton, California 95202
(209) 937-8415

Escalon Branch Library
1540 Second Street
Escalon, California 95320
(209) 838-2478

Fair Oaks Branch Library
2370 E. Main Street
Stockton, California 95205
(209) 937-7100

Linden Branch Library
19012 E. Main Street
Linden, California 95236
(209) 887-3370

Lodi Public Library
201 W. Locust Street
Lodi, California
( 209) 333-5566

Manteca Branch Library
320 West Center Street
Manteca, California 95336
Phone: 209-825-2380

Margaret Klausner Troke
Branch Library

502 W. Benjamin Holt
(at Inglewood)
Stockton, California 95207
(209) 937-7000

Maya Angelou Southeast
Branch Library

2324 Pock Lane
Stockton, California 95205
(209) 937-7700

Ripon Branch Library
430 W. Main Street
Ripon, California 95366

Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library
Special Collections

Thornton Branch Library
26341 N. Thornton Road
Thornton, California 95686
(209) 794-2621

Tracy Branch Library
20 E. Eaton Avenue
Tracy, California 95376
(209) 831-4250

University of the Pacific Library
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

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California Research Outline

Lodi California
731 N. Ham Lane
Lodi, California

(209) 369-4148

Manteca California
6060 East Northland
Manteca, California
(209) 239-5516

Stockton California
800 West Brookside Road
Stockton, California
(209) 951-7060

Tracy California
1981 Chester Drive
Tracy, California

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Historical & Genealogical

Historical & Genealogical Societies are a great resource for local genealogical records and history of the area.

San Joaquin Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 4817
Stockton, CA

San Joaquin County Historical Society
11793 N Micke Grove Rd
Lodi, California 95240
Phone: (209) 331-2055

Tracy Area
Genealogical Society

Tracy Historical Museum
1141 Adam Street
Tracy, California

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San Joaquin County
California Genealogy & Family History Resources

Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Acampo, Lathrop, Lockeford, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton, Tracy

Complete List of Cities & Townships

Established: February 18, 1850
Original County
County Seat: Stockton

  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records

  • California State Vital Records Office of Vital Records
    304 'S' Street
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Phone: (916) 445-1719
    Fax: (800) 858-5553

  • New Law Effective July 1, 2003, the California Health and Safety Code Section 103526 will permit only authorized individuals to receive certified copies of birth or death records. Those who are not authorized by law to receive a certified copy will receive a certified copy marked "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY."
  • San Joaquin County Vital Records
    San Joaquin County Recorder-Clerk
    Pacific State Bank Building
    6 S. El Dorado Street Second Floor
    P.O. Box 1968
    24 S. Hunter #304
    Stockton, CA 95201
    Phone: (209) 468-3939
    FAX: (209) 468-8040
  • Order Birth, Marriage and Death Records Online!
  • VitalSearch-Ca.com
    California Birth Index
  • California Death Records
    9,366,786 records from 1940 thru 1997
  • Califrornia Marriage Indexes - For the years 1949-1959 there are two volumes for each year, one for Brides and one for Grooms. These volumes are fragile and may not be photocopied under any circumstances. The years 1960-69, 1970-79, 1980-85 and 1986 are published in microfiche, one set for Brides and one for Grooms. Does not circulate.
  • California Marriage Records Project
    USGenWeb Archives Marriage Records Project
  • Social Security Death Index
    The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. This file now contains over 89 million death records.
  Census, Voter and Tax Records
  Cemeteries & Burial Records
  Obituary & Newspaper Articles
  Immigration & Naturalization Records
  • San Joaquin County Migrations
    They came for a season, they left and went where? Why did they go and who went with them? So many questions about the migrations of our ancestors.
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,588,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record.
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 City & Farm Directories
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  Biographies, Correspondence & Diaries
  Occupations, Education & Institutions

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