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=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
  
'''Location & Map:'''  
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'''Location and Map:'''  
  
*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])
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:*[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 Location Map]
*Enter from the church parking lot on Daisy Avenue. Please ring the doorbell if the door is locked.
 
  
'''Phone:''' (209) 369-4148'''<br>'''  
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'''Address:'''  
  
'''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>'''
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*731 North Ham Lane, Lodi, CA 95240-2313 United States
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*Enter from the church parking lot on Daisy Avenue.
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*Please ring the doorbell if the door is locked.
  
'''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 appointmentduring holidays. Contact your Ward Family History Consultant or the FHC&nbsp;Director Kathryn Marshall (L3) to make an appointment.
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*Language:English
  
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'''Phone:'''
  
=== Calendar and Events  ===
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*'''1-209 369-4148'''
  
==== Scheduled Classes  ====
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'''E-mail:'''
  
'''"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>
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*CA_Lodi@ldsmail.net
  
'''"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>
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'''Open Hours:'''  
  
'''“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>
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*'''Tuesday: &nbsp;'''10:00am-5:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm
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*'''Wednesday: &nbsp;'''1:00pm-4:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm
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*'''Thursday: &nbsp;'''10:00am-5:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm
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*'''Saturday: &nbsp;'''9:00am-12:00pm
  
'''“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>
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'''Holiday Schedule:'''  
  
'''"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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'''Closed for Federal Holidays,''' '''General Conference weekends (1st weekend of April and October),''' '''Thanksgiving week (Nov. 20, 2016 - Nov. 27, 2016),''' '''Christmas 2 week break (Dec. 18, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017).'''&nbsp;
  
'''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.
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=== Center Resources ===
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=== Calendar and Events ===
  
==== Collections  ====
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Scheduled classes will be posted when arranged.&nbsp;
  
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This center receives any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.  
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=== Collections  ===
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''FamilySearch Catalog:'''] This center receives any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch 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.  
 
:*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  
 
:*Over 200 microfilms with Finnish church and vital records  
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==== Databases and Software for use at the Lodi FHC  ====
 
==== Databases and Software for use at the Lodi FHC  ====
  
:*[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>  
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:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''FHC Portal'''] provides free public access to premium family history software and websites. Utilize valuable subscription web sites such as '''''Ancestry.com, Fold3, HeritageQuest, FindMyPas'''''<i>'''t, Historic Map Works'''</i>, and others to research your family lines.<br>  
:*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>  
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:*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. <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 can enhance readability of old documents and restore family photos.<br>  
 
:*Photoshop Elements can enhance readability of old documents and restore family photos.<br>  
:*PAF, Legacy, RootsMagic, and Family Insight are available. <br>
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:*Legacy, RootsMagic, and Family Insight are available for recording your family tree. Free versions are available online for your use at home. &nbsp;<br>
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==== Free Special Services<br>  ====
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:*'''Archival technology to migrate your data from old storage devices to current modes of data storage:''' We have archival technology to read, save, and transfer your old files to current storage devices. Is your data still on a floppy drive or zip drive? We can transfer your files from 5-1/4 inch floppies, 3-1/2 inch floppies, zip 100 and zip 250 drives to a flash drive or DVD for you. Call 209-369-4148 to make an appointment for transfer assistance.
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:*'''Optical character recognition (Nuance OCR)''': Do you have a typed manuscript, newspaper article on yellowing paper, or family stories your grandparents told in a one-of-a-kind book? Scan the document. Convert the image from a picture of the page to a written transcript in Word or other software of your choice. OCR software can "read" the image and type it out for you. Call 209-369-4148 to make an appointment for assistance. <br>
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:*'''Voice recognition software (Dragon)''': Transform audio files into typed transcripts. Play the tape or digital recording, and voice recognition software types it out for you. Call 209-369-4148 to make an appointment for assistance. <br>
  
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
  
:*Patron are invited to use our twelve computer stations,&nbsp;14" scanner, printers, and copier at no charge for their genealogical research.<br>  
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:*Patrons are invited to use our computers, scanner, printers, and copier at no charge for their genealogical research. Twelve work stations are available.<br>  
:*Three microfilm readers, three microfiche readers, and a film/fiche reader printer are available.<br>
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:*Three microfilm readers, two microfiche readers, and a film/fiche reader printer are available.<br>

Latest revision as of 20:37, 25 April 2016

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 and Map:

Address:

  • 731 North Ham Lane, Lodi, CA 95240-2313 United States
  • Enter from the church parking lot on Daisy Avenue.
  • Please ring the doorbell if the door is locked.
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 1-209 369-4148

E-mail:

  • CA_Lodi@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:  10:00am-5:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wednesday:  1:00pm-4:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday:  10:00am-5:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday:  9:00am-12:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed for Federal Holidays, General Conference weekends (1st weekend of April and October), Thanksgiving week (Nov. 20, 2016 - Nov. 27, 2016), Christmas 2 week break (Dec. 18, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017). 


Calendar and Events

Scheduled classes will be posted when arranged. 

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center receives any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch 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, Historic Map Works, 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.
  • Legacy, RootsMagic, and Family Insight are available for recording your family tree. Free versions are available online for your use at home.  

Free Special Services

  • Archival technology to migrate your data from old storage devices to current modes of data storage: We have archival technology to read, save, and transfer your old files to current storage devices. Is your data still on a floppy drive or zip drive? We can transfer your files from 5-1/4 inch floppies, 3-1/2 inch floppies, zip 100 and zip 250 drives to a flash drive or DVD for you. Call 209-369-4148 to make an appointment for transfer assistance.
  • Optical character recognition (Nuance OCR): Do you have a typed manuscript, newspaper article on yellowing paper, or family stories your grandparents told in a one-of-a-kind book? Scan the document. Convert the image from a picture of the page to a written transcript in Word or other software of your choice. OCR software can "read" the image and type it out for you. Call 209-369-4148 to make an appointment for assistance.
  • Voice recognition software (Dragon): Transform audio files into typed transcripts. Play the tape or digital recording, and voice recognition software types it out for you. Call 209-369-4148 to make an appointment for assistance.

Hardware and Equipment

  • Patrons are invited to use our computers, scanner, printers, and copier at no charge for their genealogical research. Twelve work stations are available.
  • Three microfilm readers, two microfiche readers, and a film/fiche reader printer are available.