California, San Joaquin, County Public Library Obituary Index File (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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San Joaquin, California, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Obituaries
Collection years 1850-1991
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County Public Library, Stockton


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 records usually include:

  • 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

Collection Content

Sample Image

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

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Surname Range to view the 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.

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?

  • In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the Citing This Collection section.
  • 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.

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.

Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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