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


Calendar and Events

Class Schedule: Please call 209-369-4148 to reserve a space in classes.

Tuesday, October 11 from 10am-12noon: Using timelines (off-site with Calaveras Genealogical Society. Call for details.)

Wednesday, October 19 at 1 pm: Introduction to land records

Wednesday, November 2 at 1 pm: Military records

Tuesday, November 15 at 2 pm: Military records (off-site with Tuolumne County Genealogical Society. Call for details.)

Staff Training Meetings

Staff meetings are generally held the first Friday of every month at 6:30 pm.


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.
  • 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.
  • Genealogy Bank offers collections of digital images of newspapers.
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society 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 enhances readability of old documents and restores family photos.
  • Installed pedigree software includes PAF, Legacy, RootsMagic, and Family Insight.

Hardware and Equipment

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