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*731 North Ham Lane, Lodi, CA 95240 ([http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=731+North+Ham+Lane,+Lodi,+CA&aq=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=59.379225,135.263672&vpsrc=0&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=731+North+Ham+Ln,+Lodi,+San+Joaquin,+California+95242&z=17 Google Maps])  
 
*731 North Ham Lane, Lodi, CA 95240 ([http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=731+North+Ham+Lane,+Lodi,+CA&aq=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=59.379225,135.263672&vpsrc=0&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=731+North+Ham+Ln,+Lodi,+San+Joaquin,+California+95242&z=17 Google Maps])  
*Parking is accessible from Daisy Avenue, on the church's west side. Please ring the doorbell if the door from the parking lot is locked.
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*Enter from the church parking lot on Daisy Avenue. Please ring the doorbell if the door is locked.
  
 
'''Phone:''' (209) 369-4148'''<br>'''  
 
'''Phone:''' (209) 369-4148'''<br>'''  
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'''Open Hours:''' Monday 10am-5pm, Tuesday 10am-5pm and 7-9pm; Wednesday 7-9 pm; Thursday 10am-5pm and 7-9pm, Saturday 9am-12noon'''<br>'''  
 
'''Open Hours:''' Monday 10am-5pm, Tuesday 10am-5pm and 7-9pm; Wednesday 7-9 pm; Thursday 10am-5pm and 7-9pm, Saturday 9am-12noon'''<br>'''  
  
'''Holiday Closures: '''The Lodi California FHC is closed on federal holidays; General Conference weekends; Nov. 23 - 27 for Thanksgiving; and Dec. 21 - Jan 1 for Christmas. Open ''by appointment only'' during holidays. Contact your Ward Family History Consultant or the FHC&nbsp;Director, Kathryn Marshall (Lodi 3) in advance if you have special circumstances and need to make an appointment.  
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'''Holiday Closures: '''The Lodi California FHC is closed for federal holidays on February 18, May 27, July 4, September 2, November 11; General Conference weekends April 6-7 and October 5-6; Thanksgiving weekend November 27-30; and Christmas break December 20 - January 6. Open by appointment during holidays. Contact your Ward Family History Consultant or the FHC&nbsp;Director Kathryn Marshall (L3) to make an appointment.  
  
 
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=== Calendar and Events  ===
 
=== Calendar and Events  ===
  
==== Scheduled classes: Please call 209-369-4148 to reserve a space. ====
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==== Scheduled Classes ====
  
Saturday, January 7th, 9-10:30 am
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'''"The FHC Portal -- Free Access to Subscription Web Sites at the FHC": '''Friday, March 1 at 1 pm. Tour the subscription web sites available for free use at the Lodi Family History Center. Learn what you can find on Newspaper Archives, 19th Century British Library Newspapers, Genealogy Bank, Godfrey Memorial Library, Ancestry.com, Fold3, Heritage Quest, World VItal Records, FindMyPast, HistoricMapWorks, and other great web sites.<br>
  
"Getting the Most out of Search Engines: From Boolean Operators to Tips on Top Web Sites' Idiosyncrasies"
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'''"Working with Old Family Photos":''' Friday, March 8 at 9 am. FamilySearch.org and its newly certified affiliates allow users to attach photos and stories to individuals in your pedigree. Learn how to restore old photos, colorize black and white images, work in layers, use transparency, modify lighting, and use other techniques to enhance images of your family with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Feel free to bring your own laptop with Photoshop or Elements loaded and a practice image, if you like.<br>
  
==== '''Staff Training Meetings''' ====
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'''“Locating Your Ancestors with Land Records -- BLM, GoogleEarth, HistoricMapWorks &amp; Animap”: '''Wednesday, March 13 at 7 pm for the Nevada County Genealogical Society. Call for location details. A quick review of the use of land records in genealogical research and a tour of useful websites, including BLM's new map feature, USGS map overlays of PLSS data (township and range grids) on GoogleEarth satellite maps, what can be on HistoricMapWorks, and using Animap to plot your ancestors' homesteads.<br>
  
Staff meetings are held the first Friday of every month at 6:30 pm.<br>  
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'''“Locating Your Ancestors with Land Records -- BLM, GoogleEarth, HistoricMapWorks &amp; Animap”: '''Tuesday, March 19 at 1-3 pm for the Davis Genealogy Club. Call for location details. A quick review of the use of land records in genealogical research and a tour of useful websites, including BLM's new map feature, USGS map overlays of PLSS data (township and range grids) on GoogleEarth satellite maps, what can be on HistoricMapWorks, and using Animap to plot your ancestors' homesteads.<br>
  
'''Next staff meeting''':&nbsp;Friday, January 6th at 6:30 pm.  
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'''"The FHC Portal -- Free Access to Subscription Web Sites at the FHC"''': Friday, March 29 at 1 pm. Tour the subscription web sites available for free use at the Lodi Family History Center. Learn what you can find on Newspaper Archives, 19th Century British Library Newspapers, Genealogy Bank, Godfrey Memorial Library, Ancestry.com, Fold3, Heritage Quest, World VItal Records, FindMyPast, HistoricMapWorks, and other great web sites.<br>
  
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'''Lodi FHC&nbsp;Staff Meeting''', Friday, March 29 at 6:30-9 pm. Demonstration of new certified affiliate web sites and more on land records web sites.
  
 
=== Center Resources  ===
 
=== Center Resources  ===
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:*An index of births, deaths, marriages extracted from the ''Lodi News-Sentinel'' from 1881-2005, and from the ''Valley Review'', a defunct newspaper.
 
:*An index of births, deaths, marriages extracted from the ''Lodi News-Sentinel'' from 1881-2005, and from the ''Valley Review'', a defunct newspaper.
  
==== Databases and Software  ====
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==== Databases and Software for use at the Lodi FHC ====
  
:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''FHC Portal:'''] This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions (such as Ancestry.com, Fold3, HeritageQuest, FindMyPast, and other great sites).<br>  
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:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''FHC Portal'''] provides free public access to premium family history software and websites. Utilize&nbsp; valuable subscription web sites such as '''''Ancestry.com, Fold3, HeritageQuest, FindMyPast''''', and others to research your family lines.<br>  
:*Genealogy Bank offers collections of digital images of newspapers.
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:*The Lodi FHC&nbsp;also subscribes to '''''Genealogy Bank''''', offering digital images of newspapers, and the New England Historic Genealogical Society's '''''American Ancestors''''' web site. <br>  
:*New England Historic Genealogical Society web site.<br>  
 
 
:*AniMap displays and prints changing county and state boundaries over time.<br>  
 
:*AniMap displays and prints changing county and state boundaries over time.<br>  
 
:*DeedMapper plots maps from metes and bounds descriptions in land records.<br>  
 
:*DeedMapper plots maps from metes and bounds descriptions in land records.<br>  
:*Photoshop Elements enhances readability of old documents and restores family photos.<br>  
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:*Photoshop Elements can enhance readability of old documents and restore family photos.<br>  
:*PAF, Legacy, RootsMagic, and Family Insight. <br>
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:*PAF, Legacy, RootsMagic, and Family Insight are available. <br>
  
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
  
:*Approximately ten computers are available for patrons.
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:*Patron are invited to use our twelve computer stations,&nbsp;14" scanner, printers, and copier at no charge for their genealogical research.<br>
:*Use of the 14" scanner and other equipment is free. Printouts or making copies cost ten cents per&nbsp; page.  
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:*Three microfilm readers, three microfiche readers, and a film/fiche reader printer are available.<br>
:*There are three microfilm readers, three microfiche readers, and a film/fiche reader printer, for which the charge is 25 cents a page.
 

Revision as of 17:31, 20 March 2013

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


The Lodi California Family History Center is located in San Joaquin County, California, north of Stockton.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • 731 North Ham Lane, Lodi, CA 95240 (Google Maps)
  • Enter from the church parking lot on Daisy Avenue. Please ring the doorbell if the door is locked.

Phone: (209) 369-4148

Open Hours: Monday 10am-5pm, Tuesday 10am-5pm and 7-9pm; Wednesday 7-9 pm; Thursday 10am-5pm and 7-9pm, Saturday 9am-12noon

Holiday Closures: The Lodi California FHC is closed for federal holidays on February 18, May 27, July 4, September 2, November 11; General Conference weekends April 6-7 and October 5-6; Thanksgiving weekend November 27-30; and Christmas break December 20 - January 6. Open by appointment during holidays. Contact your Ward Family History Consultant or the FHC Director Kathryn Marshall (L3) to make an appointment.


Calendar and Events

Scheduled Classes

"The FHC Portal -- Free Access to Subscription Web Sites at the FHC": Friday, March 1 at 1 pm. Tour the subscription web sites available for free use at the Lodi Family History Center. Learn what you can find on Newspaper Archives, 19th Century British Library Newspapers, Genealogy Bank, Godfrey Memorial Library, Ancestry.com, Fold3, Heritage Quest, World VItal Records, FindMyPast, HistoricMapWorks, and other great web sites.

"Working with Old Family Photos": Friday, March 8 at 9 am. FamilySearch.org and its newly certified affiliates allow users to attach photos and stories to individuals in your pedigree. Learn how to restore old photos, colorize black and white images, work in layers, use transparency, modify lighting, and use other techniques to enhance images of your family with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Feel free to bring your own laptop with Photoshop or Elements loaded and a practice image, if you like.

“Locating Your Ancestors with Land Records -- BLM, GoogleEarth, HistoricMapWorks & Animap”: Wednesday, March 13 at 7 pm for the Nevada County Genealogical Society. Call for location details. A quick review of the use of land records in genealogical research and a tour of useful websites, including BLM's new map feature, USGS map overlays of PLSS data (township and range grids) on GoogleEarth satellite maps, what can be on HistoricMapWorks, and using Animap to plot your ancestors' homesteads.

“Locating Your Ancestors with Land Records -- BLM, GoogleEarth, HistoricMapWorks & Animap”: Tuesday, March 19 at 1-3 pm for the Davis Genealogy Club. Call for location details. A quick review of the use of land records in genealogical research and a tour of useful websites, including BLM's new map feature, USGS map overlays of PLSS data (township and range grids) on GoogleEarth satellite maps, what can be on HistoricMapWorks, and using Animap to plot your ancestors' homesteads.

"The FHC Portal -- Free Access to Subscription Web Sites at the FHC": Friday, March 29 at 1 pm. Tour the subscription web sites available for free use at the Lodi Family History Center. Learn what you can find on Newspaper Archives, 19th Century British Library Newspapers, Genealogy Bank, Godfrey Memorial Library, Ancestry.com, Fold3, Heritage Quest, World VItal Records, FindMyPast, HistoricMapWorks, and other great web sites.

Lodi FHC Staff Meeting, Friday, March 29 at 6:30-9 pm. Demonstration of new certified affiliate web sites and more on land records web sites.

Center Resources

Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog: This center receives any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • For Lodi's large German from Russia population, the Lodi center has a number of resources relevant to that community, such as the 81 microfilm set of the Saint Petersburg Lutheran Consistory parish records. Dictionaries, gazetteers, and other books relevant to a variety of locations are also available.
  • Over 200 microfilms with Finnish church and vital records
  • An index of births, deaths, marriages extracted from the Lodi News-Sentinel from 1881-2005, and from the Valley Review, a defunct newspaper.

Databases and Software for use at the Lodi FHC

  • FHC Portal provides free public access to premium family history software and websites. Utilize  valuable subscription web sites such as Ancestry.com, Fold3, HeritageQuest, FindMyPast, and others to research your family lines.
  • The Lodi FHC also subscribes to Genealogy Bank, offering digital images of newspapers, and the New England Historic Genealogical Society's American Ancestors web site.
  • AniMap displays and prints changing county and state boundaries over time.
  • DeedMapper plots maps from metes and bounds descriptions in land records.
  • Photoshop Elements can enhance readability of old documents and restore family photos.
  • PAF, Legacy, RootsMagic, and Family Insight are available.

Hardware and Equipment

  • Patron are invited to use our twelve computer stations, 14" scanner, printers, and copier at no charge for their genealogical research.
  • Three microfilm readers, three microfiche readers, and a film/fiche reader printer are available.