Lodi California Family History Center

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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)
  • 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.

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 on federal holidays; General Conference weekends; Thanksgiving weekend; and Christmas week to New Years Day. Open by appointment only during holidays. Contact your Ward Family History Consultant or the FHC Director, Kathryn Marshall (Lodi 3) in advance if you have special circumstances and need to make an appointment.


Calendar and Events

Scheduled Classes

Sundays, 1:30-2:30 pm: Indexing with a coach

August 14 at 10 am - 12 noon: "Using Stephen Morse One-Step"
Offsite for the Calaveras County Genealogical Society.

August 16 at 7 pm: "FamilySearch, FamilyTree, and the Source Box"

August 21 at 7 pm: "FamilySearch, FamilyTree, and the Source Box"

Next FHC Staff Meeting

Friday, August 17 at 6:30 pm. Demonstration of the Research Wiki process.


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

  • 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).
  • Genealogy Bank offers collections of digital images of newspapers.
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society web site is provided for free access.
  • AniMap displays and prints changing county and state boundaries over time.
  • DeedMapper plots maps from metes and bounds descriptions in land records.
  • Photoshop Elements enhances readability of old documents and restores family photos.
  • PAF, Legacy, RootsMagic, and Family Insight are available.

Hardware and Equipment

  • Ten computers are available for patrons.
  • Use of the 14" scanner and other equipment is free. Printouts or making copies cost ten cents per  page.
  • There are three microfilm readers, three microfiche readers, and a film/fiche reader printer, for which the charge is 25 cents per page.