San Joaquin County, California Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png California Gotoarrow.png San Joaquin County

County Courthouse

Quick Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: San Joaquin County, California

Parent County

18 February 1850: San Joaquin was created as an original county. County seat: Stockton [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Archives and Libraries


Cherokee Memorial Park Hwy 99 E Harney Lane Lodi, CA 95240 209-334-9613

Park View Cemetery 3661 E. French Camp Rd. Manteca, CA 95336 209-982-1661

San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery Cemetery Lane Stockton, CA 209-466-6202

Stockton Rural Cemetery 2350 Cemetery Lane Stockton, CA 95204 209-465-5213

The following web sites have entries for people buried in San Joaquin County. None have complete lists:

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for San Joaquin, California, look at the list of records for Cemeteries. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.

Church History and Records

Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Stockton
  • Tracy

Court Records

San Joaquin County Court Directory gives addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and links to the courts web sites and online resources..


Google Books has some books about the history and people in San Joaquin County, California. Try various search terms, including the names of people. Books designated with "Full view" can be read online.

Land and Property


For historical maps,search the following free sites:

Military History and Records

The California State Military Museum has a great deal of historical information and links to other military web sites. has Records of California men in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1867 ($)


The California Digital Newspaper Collection has newspapers from 1848 through 1922. You can search by keyword, including names, and/or by date.

Probate Records


Vital Records

For early marriages see Western States Marriage Index.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

  1. San Joaquin Genealogical Society
  2. San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
  3. Stockton-San Joaquin County Library

Family History Centers



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).