California, San Joaquin, County Public Library Obituary Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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California, San Joaquin County Public Library Obituary Index, 1850-1991
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|San Joaquin, California, United States|
|Flag of California|
|Location of San Joaquin County, California|
|Location of California|
|County Public Library, Stockton|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection consists of images to index cards located at the San Joaquin County Public Library in Stockton, California. The index cards contain clippings of obituaries from various San Joaquin County and Stockton city newspapers. The collection covers the years 1850 to 1991.
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for California, San Joaquin, County Public Library Obituary Index File, 1850-1991.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
- The name and age of deceased
- Date and place of death
- Occupation and residence
- Names of surviving family members
- Cause of death
- Date, place and time of funeral services or burial
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your relative
- The date of death
- The place of death
Search the Index
View the Images
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select the Surname Range to view the images.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at California, San Joaquin, County Public Library Obituary Index, 1850-1991. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
If these are indexes, the original records may contain additional information than was not indexed, or the information might have been indexed incorrectly. You may want to search for the original record at the County Public Library, Stockton.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Search for the death certificate
- Search for the cemetery record
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
- Search for death or burial information in BillionGraves Index
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, try searching a nearby locality
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of California.
- California Guided Research
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research: 1850-1905 | 1905-Present
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
- "California, San Joaquin, County Public Library Obituary Index, 1850-1991." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. County Public Library, Stockton.
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When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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