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 for federal holidays; General Conference weekends; Thanksgiving weekend; and Christmas break (December 19 - January 1). Open by appointment only during holidays. Contact your Ward Family History Consultant or the FHC Director, Kathryn Marshall to make an appointment.

Calendar and Events

Scheduled Classes

Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 pm: “America’s Western Migration Trails” for the Nevada County Genealogical Society at the Maidu Avenue library

Tuesday, September 18 at 7 pm: Live Webinar from Sacramento Regional FHC -- "Maiden Names."  Access details to be announced [note the new date]

Note: Due to re-scheduling of a regional training session, September 18th's class on clearing temple ordinances has been moved to Saturday, September 22 at 10 am

Saturday, September 22 at 9 am: "Introducing FS Family Tree" (discussion of clearing temple ordinances begins at 10 am)

Saturday, September 29 at 9 am: "Introducing FS Family Tree" (discussion of clearing temple ordinances begins at 10 am)

Next FHC Staff Meeting

Friday, September 21 at 6:30 pm

Center Resources


  • 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

  • Patron are invited to use our ten 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.