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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
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This Collection will include records from 1850 to 1991.<br>
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This collection consists of images of 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.
  
This collection covers the years 1850 to 1991.  
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For an alphabetical list of records currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1929846/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
  
== Record Description ==
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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{{Collection citation | text= "California, San Joaquin, County Public Library Obituary Index, 1850-1991" Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing County Public Library, Stockton.}}
  
This collection consists of images of 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.  
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<br>[[California, San Joaquin County Public Library Obituary Index File (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
The key genealogical facts found in Obituaries may include the following:  
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The key genealogical facts found in Obituaries include the following:  
  
 
[[Image:California, San Joaquin County Public Library Obituary Index File DGS 4928820 75.jpg|thumb|right]]  
 
[[Image:California, San Joaquin County Public Library Obituary Index File DGS 4928820 75.jpg|thumb|right]]  
  
*Name of deceased  
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*Name and age of deceased  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of death  
*Residence
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*Occupation and residence
*Names of family members  
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*Names of surviving family members  
 
*Cause of death  
 
*Cause of death  
*Date and place of burial  
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*Date, place and time of funeral services or burial
*Undertaker
 
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To begin your search you will need to know the following:  
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'''To search this collection using the index:'''
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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'''To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br>⇒ Select the ''"Browse"'' link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the ''"Surname Range"'' category which takes you to the images
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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'''To begin your search you will need to know the following:'''
  
 
*The person’s name  
 
*The person’s name  
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*The person’s last known residence
 
*The person’s last known residence
  
Once you have located your ancestor’s obituary, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These records are often brief so it can be easy to&nbsp;confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].  
  
Next, look at the pieces of information given in the obituary for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
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'''Using the Information'''
  
For example:  
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Once you have located your ancestor’s obituary, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Some of these records are often brief so it can be easy to confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.
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Next, look at the pieces of information given in the obituary for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:  
  
 
*Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.  
 
*Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.  
 
*Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records.  
*Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records.  
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*Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records.
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'''Tips to Keep in Mind'''
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*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
 
*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
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'''Unable to Find Your Ancestor?'''
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
Newspapers included obituaries from their beginning issues.
 
 
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
 
 
Obituaries were written as a public announcement of death.
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
The information is generally reliable, but may contain some inaccuracies.
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
[http://www.stockton.lib.ca.us/subjects/geneal/ Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library&nbsp;Genealogy Resources]&nbsp;
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[http://www.stockton.lib.ca.us/subjects/geneal/ Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library Genealogy Resources]  
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[California Vital Records|California Vital Records]]  
 
*[[California Vital Records|California Vital Records]]  
 
*[[California Newspapers|California Newspapers]]  
 
*[[California Newspapers|California Newspapers]]  
*[[California,_San_Joaquin_County_Public_Library_Obituary_Index_File_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|San Joaquin County, California]]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/San_Joaquin_County,_California San Joaquin County, California]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record Found&nbsp;in This Collection  ====
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
 
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
 
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 
 
 
== Citation for This Collection  ==
 
 
 
The citation below refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->"California, San Joaquin County Public Library Obituary Index File, ca. 1850-1991." Images. ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]). San Joaquin Genealogical Society, Stockton, California. FHL digital images. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->
 
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
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"California, San Joaquin County Public Library Obituary Index, 1850-1991," index and images,FamilySearch (https//familysearch.org: accessed 4 April 2012), Dunbar, P.A. - Escabar, I.V. &gt; image 5 of 3243 images, Paul Arnold Dunbar, April 6, 1977; citing California, San Joaquin Public Library Obituary Index, 1850-1991, San Joaquin Genealogical Society, Stockton, California, United States.  
  
 
[[Category:California|Vital Records]]
 
[[Category:California|Vital Records]]

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Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1850 to 1991.

This collection consists of images of 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.

For an alphabetical list of records currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"California, San Joaquin, County Public Library Obituary Index, 1850-1991" Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing County Public Library, Stockton.


Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in Obituaries include the following:

California, San Joaquin County Public Library Obituary Index File DGS 4928820 75.jpg
  • 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 to Use the Record

To search this collection using the index:

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Surname Range" category which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

To begin your search you will need to know the following:

  • The person’s name
  • The approximate death date
  • The person’s last known residence

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Using the Information

Once you have located your ancestor’s obituary, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Some of these records are often brief so it can be easy to confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.

Next, look at the pieces of information given in the obituary for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
  • Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records.
  • Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.

Related Websites

Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library Genealogy Resources

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"California, San Joaquin County Public Library Obituary Index, 1850-1991," index and images,FamilySearch (https//familysearch.org: accessed 4 April 2012), Dunbar, P.A. - Escabar, I.V. > image 5 of 3243 images, Paul Arnold Dunbar, April 6, 1977; citing California, San Joaquin Public Library Obituary Index, 1850-1991, San Joaquin Genealogical Society, Stockton, California, United States.