09 March 2010

Coming Attractions - San Joaquin Genealogical Society


The San Joaquin Genealogical Society here in Stockton, California would love to see you at their meeting on Thursday March 18th. Come and meet Leigh Johnsen - the new archivist for the Gerald D. Kennedy Reference Library at the San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum. Leigh and his crew have whipped the library into shape and ready for action and he will tell us all about it.

The meeting will be held in the R.E.I. Community Room which in on the 2nd floor inside the REI Store located at 5757 Pacific Avenue in Stockton. We start at 7:00 PM and refreshments will be served.

The San Joaquin County Historical Society maintains an archival collection of historic records on behalf the County of San Joaquin which includes historic records, books, manuscripts, business and legal records, maps, photographs, and ephemera pertaining to the history of the County

Their genealogy collection includes directories that cover most of the 20th century and much of the 19th. It also holds published and unpublished records of births, marriages, and deaths, as well as marriage certificates from 1874 to 1950. Of special interest are the library's Pioneer Family Register, which includes genealogical research submitted by descendants of longtime County residents, a collection of more formal genealogical resources compiled by individuals, and plat books that afford visual evidence of landholding from 1876 to 1919. The library holds more than 7000 photo images—prints, slides, tintypes, and glass plate negatives—that cover a wide range of historical topics in San Joaquin County.

The archives and material in the Reference Library are accessible to researchers by appointment only. Materials in the library are non-circulating; however, photocopies and/or digital images of some materials may be made subject to the policies of the Society at the discretion of the archivist.

San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum

11793 N Micke Grove Road, Lodi CA 95240

Mailing address:

P. O. Box 30, Lodi, California 95241-0030

(209) 331-2055
(209) 331-2057 fax


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