San Joaquin Genealogical Society
Local Bibliography
The books listed below all involve topics related to San Joaquin County, its communities, and its residents. To locate most of these books in a library near you, visit WorldCat.
NOTE: A few books are not listed in WorldCat. Some can be found in the catalog of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library; these books are marked with a single green asterisk (*) at the end of the listing. Others can be found in the online catalog at; these books are marked with a double green asterisk (**). You may also try searching Go-Cat, the online catalog of the Irving Goleman Library at San Joaquin Delta College; PacificSearch, the online catalog for the libraries at the University of the Pacific; or the online catalog of the Lodi Public Library.
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Books by SJGS Members (Past and Present)
Charlotte Cameron
  • History of Thornton. Galt, CA: Galt Historical Society, 2014. *
Naomi McCallum Carey
  • Footprints in time; a short history of Woods School District. 1967.
  • Index to History of San Joaquin County, California by George Tinkham (with Mary Diel Thomason and George Tinkham). Lodi, CA: Carey-Thomason, 1991. *
  • Mountain Men to Astronauts. Lodi, CA: Duncan Press, 1993. *
Barbara Crowell Filbin
  • Civil War veterans of San Joaquin County, California: index and photos included. B.C. Filbin, 2012. *
  • Descent from John Crowe of Yarmouth and 70 related New England families to Charles Crowell and Susan Ploof: pioneers of the Blackbird, Thurston County, Nebraska (with Clayton Lee Crowell). Honolulu, HI: Clayton Lee Crowell, 2006.
  • Four lost pioneer cemeteries in northern San Joaquin County, California. Lulu Press, 2013.
  • Glenview Cemetery, Clements, San Joaquin County, California: burial index and tombstone photos included. B.C. Filbin, 2012. **
  • Live Oak Cemetery: San Joaquin County, California. Lulu Press, 2008.
  • Pioneer Elliott Cemetery: San Joaquin County, California. Lulu Press, 2008.
  • Pioneer Galt Cemetery, Sacramento County, California: index of pioneer burials, tombstone photos, 1860-1925. B.C. Filbin, 2008.
  • Pioneer Harmony Grove Cemetery: Lockeford, San Joaquin County, California. Lulu Press, 2012.
  • Pioneer Hicksville Cemetery: Sacramento County, California. B.C. Filbin, 2008.
  • Pioneer town of Liberty: San Joaquin, California: includes index and tombstone photos of burials in Liberty Cemetery 1846-2008. Lulu Press, 2008.
  • Pioneer town of Woodbridge: San Joaquin County, California: includes index and tombstone photos. Lulu Press, 2010.
Glenn Alvin Kennedy
  • The American ancestry of Yvonne Odette Kennedy. Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1982. *
  • Go West. Stockton, CA: Kennedy, 1967 (with Mallet Case Jackson and Annice M. Evans). *
  • History of Clay Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Stockton, California: an account of its founding and achievements through the years. Stockton, CA: 1966.
  • It happened in Stockton 1900-1925. Stockton, CA: 1967. *
  • Jackson School. Stockton, CA: Jackson Parent Teacher Association, 1973. *
  • Remembering Men and Women in the Stockton Rural Cemetery. Stockton, CA: Stockton Unified School District, 1991. *
  • Reuel Colt Gridley and his sack of flour. Stockton, CA: Stockton Rural Cemetery, 1962. *
  • St. Mark's Methodist Church: the story of its founding and achievements through the years as the Clay Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Chinese Methodist Episcopal Mission, Chinese Christian Center. Stockton, CA: 1968. *
  • Stockton area pioneers 1850-1900. Stockton, CA: 1992. (Available online at CAGenWeb)
J. Carlyle Parker
  • An annotated bibiliography [sic] of the history of Del Norte and Humboldt Counties. Arcata, CA: Humboldt State College Library, 1960.
  • Descendants of Gabriel Woodmancy/Woodmansee of New London, Connecticut: thirteen generations from 1665 (with Janet G Parker)Turlock, CA: Woodmansee Family Contributing Authors, 2009.
  • Directory of archivist and librarian genealogical instructors. Turlock, CA: Marietta Publishing Co, 1990.
  • History of Merced County, California: with illustrations descriptive of its scenery, farms, residences, public buildings ... with biographical sketches of prominent citizens. Fresno, CA: California History Books, 1974.
  • History of Stanislaus County, California, index. Turlock, CA: Stanislaus State College Library, 1970.
  • Library service for genealogists. 1981 *
  • Memorial and biographical history of the counties of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Mariposa, California. Personal name index: Illustrated. Containing a history of this important section of the Pacific Coast from the earliest period ... and biographical mention of its pioneers and also of prominent citizens of today. Turlock, CA: California State College, Stanislaus.
  • Nevada biographical and genealogical sketch index (with Janet G. Parker). Turlock, CA: Marietta Publishing Co, 1986. *
  • Pennsylvania and Middle Atlantic states genealogical manuscripts: a user's guide to the manuscript collections of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, as indexed in its Manuscripts Materials Index microfilmed by the Genealogical Department, Salt Lake City. Turlock, CA: Marietta Publishing Co, 1986.
  • A personal name index to Orton's "Records of California men in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1867." Detroit, MI: Gale, 1978. *
  • Rhode Island biographical and genealogical sketch index. Turlock, CA: Marietta Publishing, 1991. *
  • Sources of Californiana: from patron to voter registration. Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1969.
Robert Shellenberger
  • Missus McLellan and the Ragtown rustlers: an incident on the California Trail in 1850. 1978.
  • Wagons west: trail tales, 1848. Stockton, CA: Heritage West Books, 1991. *
Local Authors of Note
Charles Bloch
  • A history of San Joaquin Delta College: from College of the Pacific beginnings to 1990. (Available at Goleman Library, San Joaquin Delta College)
  • A history of the public schools of Stockton, California. Stockton, CA: C.D. Bloch, 1962. *
Robert Eugene Bonta
  • Stockton's Historic Public Schools. Stockton, CA: Stockton Unified School District, 1981. *
  • The cross in the valley: the history of the establishment of the Catholic church in the northern San Joaquin Valley of California up to 1863. [Fresno, CA]: Academy of California Church History, 1963. (With the Academy of California Church History)
Leonard Covello
  • Cities & towns of San Joaquin County since 1847 (with Raymond W. Hillman). Fresno, CA: Panorama West Books, 1985.
  • Stockton memories: a pictorial history of Stockton, California (with R. Coke Wood). Fresno, CA: Valley Publishers, 1977. *
  • Stockton through the decades (with R.W. Hillman and Union Safe Deposit Bank). Union Safe Deposit Bank, 1981.
Olive Davis
  • From the Ohio to the San Joaquin: a biography of Captain William S. Moss, 1798-1883. Stockton, CA: Heritage West Books, 1991. *
  • The Slow, Tired, and Easy Railroad: the story of the Stockton Terminal & Eastern Railroad and its rough roadbed to success. Fresno, CA: Valley Publlshers, 1976. *
  • Stockton: sunrise port on the San Joaquin (with Sylvia Sun Minnick and the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce). Woodland Hills, CA: Windsor Publications, 1984. Sun Valley, CA: American Historical Press, 1998. *
  • Tales of a gold rush city: Stockton, California. Stockton, CA: Bluebird Publishing, 2003. *
Dawn Bohulano Mabalon
  • Filipina pioneers: the Pinay in Stockton, California, 1929-1946. Thesis/dissertation, 1997.
  • Images of America: Filipinos in Stockton. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2008 (with Rico Reyes, the Filipino American National Historical Society Stockton Chapter, and the Little Manila Foundation). *
  • Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong (with Gayle Romasanta and Andre Sibayan). Stockton, CA: Bridge and Delta Publishing, 2018. *
  • Life in Little Manila: Filipinas/os in Stockton, California, 1917-1972. Thesis/dissertation, 2003.
  • Little Manila is in the heart: the making of the Filipina/o American community in Stockton, California. Durham: Duke University Press, 2013. *
Stephen J. Mann / Christi Kennedy / Valdene Valenti
  • A history of the Lodi Grape Festival. Lodi CA: Delta Publishers, 1987.*
  • Lodi: the early years. Lodi CA: Delta Publishers, 1990-91. *
  • Remember when: Lodi in the fifties and sixties. Lodi CA: Delta Publishers, 1989. *
Delmar M. McComb
  • Beat! Beat! Drums! A history of Stockton during the Civil War; the first phase. Stockton, CA: 1965.*
  • Blow! Bugles! Blow! A history of Stockton during the Civil War; the final phase. Stockton, CA: 2012.*
  • The city of the great peace: an historical study of Stockton Rural Cemetery. Stockton, CA: McComb, 1961.*
  • The study of history: Papers presented by the students of History 10. Stockton, CA: San Joaquin Delta College, 1974. [Contents: The great depression years in Stockton (1929-1932)/Donald K. Adams -- The founding of New Hope Colony and the mormons in the Stockton area/Steven M. Anthes -- A history of the Fox California Theater/Vicki Lee Benton -- Italian reaction in Stockton during World War II/Vincent E. DeSantis -- The impact of the great European war on German Americans in Lodi/Karen Lee Harris -- The old Lodi house/Julie Johnson -- The disputed San Joaquin County Sheriff's election of 1934 "The hole in the wall"/Lynn Holt Mackrell -- The building of the new St. Mary's Church/Betty McComb -- Prohibition in Stockton during the 1920's/Susan C. Ratliff -- The Ku Klux Klan in Stockton/George Rowan -- The grand centennial celebration in Stockton/Anthony Michael Scottorosano -- Early banks in Stockton, California/Carla H. Thorpe -- The San Joaquin and Sierra Nevada Railroad (1882-1886)/James C. Wagers.] (Available at Goleman Library, San Joaquin Delta College)
  • Stockton, 1890. Stockton, CA: San Joaquin Delta College, 1990.*
  • Stockton, 1925. Stockton, CA: San Joaquin Delta College, 1991.*
  • Stockton, 1943. Stockton, CA: San Joaquin Delta College, 1992.
Sylvia Sun Minnick
  • A demographic analysis of the Chinese in San Joaquin County, 1850-1920 : thesis. Sylvia Sun Minnick, c1983. *
  • Never a burnt bridge. Stockton, CA: SMC Press, 2013.*
  • Samfow = Chin-shan San-pu: the San Joaquin Chinese Legacy. Fresno, CA: Panorama West, 1988.*
  • Stockton's crown jewel: the Bob Hope/Fox California. Stockton, CA: Friends of the Fox, 2005.*
  • Stockton: sunrise port on the San Joaquin. Sun Valley, CA: American Historical Press, 1998 (with Olive Davis).*
  • The Chinese community of Stockton. Chicago, IL: Arcadia Publishing, 2002.*
Horace A. Spencer
  • The family of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Horace Spencer of Hampshire County, Virginia. Stockton, CA: H.A. Spencer, 2000.
  • A guide to historical locations in San Joaquin County. Stockton, CA: H. A. Spencer, 1978, 1975, 1967.*
  • Railroads of San Joaquin County: an elementary school source book. Stockton, CA: F.A. Wentworth, 1992.*
  • Remembered Men in Rural Cemetary [sic]. Stockton, CA: Stockton Unified School District, 1973 (with Glenn Alvin Kennedy).*
  • A Selected Social studies bibliography on Stockton and San Joaquin County. Stockton, CA: Stockton Unified School DIstrict, 1991. *
  • Stockton fire engines through the years: and, the fire service in San Joaquin County. Stockton, CA: F. A. Wentworth, 1992.*
George H. Tinkham
  • The half century of California Odd Fellowship. Stockton, CA: Record Publishing Co., 1906. (Images of entire book available at
  • History of San Joaquin County, California: with biographical sketches of the leading men and women. Tucson, AZ: W.C. Cox Co., 1974.*
  • History of San Joaquin County, California: with biographical sketches of leading men and women of the county, who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present. Los Angeles: Historic Record Company, 1923. (Images of entire book available at
  • History of the state of California and biographical record of San Joaquin County: containing biographies of well-known citizens of the past and present. Los Angeles, CA: Historic Record Co., 1909 (with J.M. Guinn).*
  • A history of Stockton from its organization up to the present time, including a sketch of San Joaquin County: comprising a history of the government, politics, state of religion, fire department, commerce, secret societies, art, science, manufactures, ag. Forgotten Books, 2016.*
​Alice van Ommeren
  • Stockton in vintage postcards. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2004.*
  • Stockton's Golden Era: An Illustrated History. San Antonio, TX: HPNbooks, a divison of Lammert Inc., 2015.*
  • Yosemite's historic hotels and camps. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2013.*
Earle E. Williams
  • Bethany and Mohr's Landing in San Joaquin County, California. Tracy, CA: E.E. Williams, 1976.
  • Rancho El Pescadero. E.E. Williams, 1979. *
Other Books and Publications by Location
(NOTE: This section does NOT repeat the books listed above.)
San Joaquin County 
  • Alexander, B. S. Letter of Gen. B. S. Alexander, U.S Engineers Corps, on the reclamation of swamp and overflowed lands in San Joaquin County. San Jose, CA: Mercury Steam Print, 1876. *
  • Alexander, B. S. Report of Gen. B. S. Alexander on the reclamation of the Rancho Pescadero, San Joaquin County. San Jose, CA: Mercury Steam Print, 1877. *
  • American Red Cross. History of San Joaquin County Chapter American Red Cross, Stockton, California. *
  • Anthes, Steven. The founding of New Hope Colony and the Mormons in the Stockton area. (Available at the Fresno County Public Library)
  • Barnes, Jesse Walter. "Doctors of San Joaquin," 1936-1949.
  • Basalto, John. Beyond the call: profiles of San Joaquin County, California, peace officers who have died in the line of duty, 1850-1997. Stockton, CA: San Joaquin County Deputy Sheriff's Association, [1998?].*
  • Basalto, John, Charlie Chapin, and Harlan Hague. Courage, change & vision: chronicles of the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department from 1848-2003. Stockton, CA: Moonshadow Productions & Research, 2003.*
  • Bayless, Dorothy Martin. Index to Thompson and West's 1879 History of San Joaquin County, California. Sacramento, CA: s.n., c1981. *
  • Blansett, Eaul Desmond. Death without honor: legal executions in the history of San Joaquin County. [Stockton, CA]: E. Blansett, [1994?] *
  • Boda, Joyce. Pioneer leather tanners: a history of the Wagner family. Stockton, CA: J. Boda, 1997.*
  • Cahill, Helen Kennedy. Captain Weber and his place in early California history. Stockton, CA: University of the Pacific, 1976.
  • Chamber of Commerce of Northern San Joaquin County. The trail of '49. Lodi, CA: 1915. *
  • Chu, George. Chinatowns in the Delta: the Chinese in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, 1870-1960. San Francisco, CA: California Historical Society Quarterly, 1970.*
  • Clark, Ralph A. and Pacific Italian Alliance. Images of America: Italians of San Joaquin County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2014.
  • Cook, Fred S. Legends of San Joaquin County. Pioneer, CA: California Traveler, 1975.
  • Criswell, John F. Knight's Ferry's water heritage: a warm and nostalgic account of Knight's Ferry's early relations with its river. Knights Ferry, CA: J.F. Criswell, 1983.
  • Di Franco, Tony. Chinese clothing & theatrical costumes in the San Joaquin County Historical Museum. [Stockton, CA?]: San Joaquin County Historical Museum, 1981.*
  • Finkbohner, Mrs. George (Agnes). History and landmarks of San Joaquin County. Stockton, CA: A. Finkbohner, 1924.*
  • Gardner, Dean. Elliott township: early settlement of northeastern San Joaquin County. [Stockton, CA]: D. Gardner, 1976.*
  • Gibbons, Alice Tone; Gaylord A. Nelson; San Joaquin County (Calif.) Superintendent of Schools. My pioneer grandfather, John H. (Jack) Tone. [Stockton, CA]: San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools, 1974, 1976.*
  • Gilbert, Frank T. History of San Joaquin County, California; with illustrations descriptive of its scenery, residences, public buildings, fine blocks, and manufactories, from original sketches by artists of the highest ability. Oakland, CA: Thompson & West, 1879.*
  • Guinn, James Miller. History of California and biographical records of San Joaquin County. Woodbridge, Connecticut: Research Publications, 1968.*
  • Gwerder, Caroline Goodwin; Frank Joseph Gwerder; Fred Quivik; Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office. Agriculturists in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and San Joaquin Valley. Berkeley, CA: Regional Oral History Office, Bancroft Library, University of California, 2003.
  • Hammond, George P., Dale L. Morgan, Lawton Kennedy, and Alfred Kennedy. Captain Charles M. Weber: pioneer of the San Joaquin and founder of Stockton, California. Berkeley, CA: Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1966.*
  • Heckendorn, John and W. A. Wilson. Miners & business men's directory : for the year commencing January 1st, 1856, embracing a general directory of the citizens of Tuolumne, and portions of Calaveras, Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties : together with the mining laws of each district, a description of the different camps, and other interesting statistical matter. Columbia, CA: Printed at the Clipper Office, 1856.
  • Historic Record Company. History of San Joaquin County, California with Biographical Sketches. Los Angeles, CA: Historic Record Co., 1923 (Transcription available on RootsWeb.)
  • Holmes, Norman W. California's Tidewater shortlines: railroads that touched the Western Pacific between Stockton and San Francisco. Bellflower, CA: Shade Tree Books, 2009. Latta, Frank F. and William B. Secrest. Farm equipment invented in the San Joaquin Valley: Pioneers of the San Joaquin. Fresno, CA: W. Secrest, Jr., 1989.*
  • Johnson, Medora. Indians of San Joaquin County. [Stockton, CA]: San Joaquin County Schools, 1965. *
  • Lewis Publishing Company. An Illustrated history of San Joaquin County, California: containing a history of San Joaquin County from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time: together with glimpses of its future prospects: with full-page portraits of some of its most eminent men and biographical mention of many of its pioneers and also prominent citizens of to-day. Chicago, IL: Lewis, 1890. (Images of entire book available at (Partial transcription available on RootsWeb.)
  • Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California. Chicago, IL: Lewis, 1891. (Partial transcription available on RootsWeb.)
  • Live Oak Cemetery Association. Live Oak Cemetery Association records, 1883-1884.
  • Mays, Myrtle and the San Joaquin County Historical Museum. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of William G. Micke, February 25, 1874-March 3, 1961. [Lodi, CA]: San Joaquin County Historical Museum, 1974.
  • McKenzie, Annie. Our county, San Joaquin. [Lodi, CA]: County Superintendent of Schools, 1960. *
  • Minick, Roger and Dave Bohn. Delta West: the land and people of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Berkeley, CA: Scrimshaw Press, 1969.*
  • Nella, Luisa. Our fair, 1860-2000 : an illustrated history of the San Joaquin County Fair. [Eureka, Calif.]: Eureka Print. Co., 2000.*
  • Orr, N. M., J. Pitcher Spooner, and the Stockton Board of Trade. The City of Stockton and its surroundings: its climate, business facilities, increasing trade, various industries and prosperous condition: The great San Joaquin basin and its wonderful resources. Stockton, CA: Daily Independent Steam Presses, 1883.*
  • Pacific Italian Alliance and Ralph A. Clark. Italians of San Joaquin County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2014.
  • Payne, Walter A., Roger T. Barnett, Erling A. Erickson, Leonard A. Humphreys, and Ronald H. Limbaugh. Benjamin Holt: the story of the Caterpillar tractor. Stockton, CA: University of the Pacific, 1982.
  • Perez, Frank R., Leatrice M. Bantillo Perez, and the San Joaquin Historical Society. Filipinos in San Joaquin County: the long struggle for acceptance. Lodi, CA: San Joaquin County Historical Society, Inc., 1994.
  • Port of Stockton. California lore. Stockton, CA: Stockton Port District, ca 1960.
  • Porter, Thom. Vietnamese immigration into San Joaquin County, 1975-1977. Stockton, CA: San Joaquin Delta College, 1981 *
  • Read, Ingraham. An informal story of Grindstone Joe: benevolent ruler of the island he built in the San Joaquin Delta. San Joaquin County, CA: I. Read, 1966.
  • Reynolds, Henrietta. Pioneers of Sand-Plains in San Joaquin County, California. [San Francisco, CA]: H. Reynolds, 1953. *
  • San Joaquin General Hospital, Class of 1928. H.O.H. [Stockton, CA]: 1928. *
  • San Joaquin County Highway Department. San Joaquin County Ferry System, 1899-1956. 
  • San Joaquin County Historic Records Commission. Directory San Joaquin County government and city government historical records. Lodi, CA: San Joaquin County Historic Records Commission, 1989.*
  • San Joaquin County Historical Society. San Joaquin Historian. (Past issues of this journal can be accessed online here.)
  • San Joaquin County (Calif.) Dept. of Public Works, Right of Way Section. Ferries and ferry ramps. [Stockton, CA]: The Dept., 1978. *
  • San Joaquin County, Office of the Superintendent of Schools. San Joaquin County: yesterday, today. Stockton, CA: 1962.
  • San Joaquin Society of Pioneers. Constitution and by-laws of the San Joaquin Society of California Pioneers. Stockton, CA: 1893. (A list of surnames in this book can be accessed at Genealogy Today.)
  • San Joaquin Society of Pioneers. Constitution and by-laws of San Joaquin Society of California Pioneers: revised January 29th, 1871, organized December 7th, 1868 : incorporated September 30, 1873. Stockton, CA: Daily Evening Mail Steam Print, 1881.
  • San Joaquin Society of Pioneers, Ladies Annex. By-laws and list of members of Ladies' Annex of San Joaquin Pioneers: organized June 29th, 1892. Stockton, CA: Leroy S. Atwood, 1893.
  • San Joaquin Society of Pioneers and Native Sons of the Golden West, Stockton Parlor No. 7. Admission day, Stockton, Cal.: souvenir programme. Stockton, CA: Leroy S. Atwood, 1891.
  • Schenck, W. Egbert and Elmer J. Dawson. Archaeology of the Northern San Joaquin valley. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1929.
  • Schlichtmann, Margaret and Irene Dakin Paden. The Big Oak Flat Road: an account of freighting from Stockton to Yosemite Valley. Fredricksburg, TX: Awani Press, 1986.*
  • Shimamoto, Chiyo. To the Land of Bright Promise: The Story of a Pioneer Japanese Truck Farming Family in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Lodi, CA: San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum, 1990.
  • Shimamoto, Chiyo. "The Japanese in San Joaquin County, Past and Present" (article in the San Joaquin Historian). Stockton, CA: San Joaquin County Historical Society, 1992. * (Available online at
  • Sperry, Baxter. Recollections of Eloisa del Castillo Sifers. Galt, [CA]: Laurel Hill Press, 1974.
  • Stanley, David G. and Jeffrey Moreau. Central California Traction: California's last interurban. Berkeley, CA: Signature Press, 2002.
  • Stevens, Richard. The history of San Joaquin City. [Stockton, CA: R. Stevens], 1975. *
  • Stockton and San Joaquin County (Calif.) Public Library. Chinese ancestry. [Stockton, CA]: Public Library, Stockton and San Joaquin County, 1969.
  • Stockton Commercial Association. Stockton and San Joaquin County illustrated. [San Francisco?], CA: Trade and Commerce Pub. Co., 1895.
  • Stockton Commercial Association. Stockton and San Joaquin County: their enterprises, attractions and buildings in part: and inducements to the investment of capital and the establishment of industries. [San Francisco?] CA: Trade and Commerce Pub. Co., 1895.
  • Stockton Commercial Association. Stockton and San Joaquin County, 1897: A field for factories. Stockton, CA: Commercial Associtaion of Stockton, 1897. (Images of entire book available at
  • Strobridge, William F. Chips Hodgkins: Wells Fargo messenger on the San Joaquin River. Lodi, CA: San Joaquin County Historical Society, 1994.
  • Taylor, Nathaniel R. The rivers and floods of the Sacramento and San Joaquin watersheds. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1913. *
  • Weber, Charles M. The story of the San Joaquin County court house: a chronology for the information of the citizens of San Joaquin County. [Stockton, CA?]: [Charles M. Weber?], [1948?]*
  • Williams, Earle E. Tales of old San Joaquin City. Lodi, CA: San Joaquin County Historical Society, 1973. *
  • Alfieri, Elsie. Unforgettable Atlanta. Ripon, CA: E Alfieri, 2002.*
  • Osterdock, Kenneth. Byron Hot Spring. Stockton, CA: Osterdock, 1978.
  • Lathrop, Margaret L. History of Clements. Lockeford, CA: Valley Publications, 1992.*
  • Escalon Presbyterian Church. Escalon Presbyterian Church, 1913-2013: centennial celebration.
  • Escalon Presbyterian Church. Escalon, California: we who served. Escalon Presbyterian Church, 1949, 1948, 1947, 1946, 1945. *
  • Klessens, Jacob C. The first twenty-five years, 1967-1992: a brief history of the Escalon Unified School District. 1992. *
  • Murlin, Claire. Brief history of Womens Improvement Club in the Escalon community. [1937?]
  • Stockel, L. Wight. The house with three unusual gables: a story of California ranch life at the turn of the century. New York, NY: Exposition Press, 1961.*
  • Thornton, Frank S. History of the Escalon community in California; with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the community who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to present. 1964.*
  • Willis, Barbara and Escalon Historical Society. Images of America: Escalon. Arcadia Publishing, 2008.*
  • Farmington Board of Trade. Farmington, San Joaquin County, California. Farmington, Calif. : Farmington Board of Trade, [1915?]
  • Herbert, Ruth Hewitt. The history of old Farmington: Farmington, California. Farmington, CA: 1980. *
  • DeCarli, Dean. Holt: Town and Station; The Holt School/Peterson School. 1982. *
  • The Story of Sharpe Army Depot. Lubbock, TX: Boone Publications, [c1969].*
  • Linden Community Methodist Church. Centennial, 1856-1956 : Linden Community Methodist Church, Linden, California: including a history of the town. Linden, CA: Linden Community Methodist Church, [1956?].
  • Linden United Methodist Church. Remembering the past, building the future: the 140th anniversary of the Linden United Methodist Church, 1852-1992: including a history of the area that is Linden. Linden, CA: Linden United Methodist Church, 1992. *
  • Patterson, David, Martha Metzler Fry, and Robert Sharp. Remembrance of Linden past: geo-history of Linden, California in the 1950s. 2008.
  • Smith, Don and Scio Odd Fellows Lodge No. 102. From stage stop to friendly community: a history of Linden. Linden, CA: Linden Publications, 1976.*
  • Bahnsen, Robert H. A half-century of Lockeford, California: a survey of its history and the contribution of its founder, Dean Jewett Locke. Cleveland, OH: Bell & Howell Co., [btwn. 1953-1965].*
  • Emerick, Delia Marcella Thorp. Lockeford's beginnings: a California pioneer doctor's dream : from journals, diaries, letters and other family sources (1850-1887). Harrisburg, PA: Triangle Press, 1996.*
  • Engh, Peggy Ward. Harmony Grove Church (Lockeford, Calif.) Restoration Papers, 1967-1996.
  • Engh, Peggy Ward. Remembrance of pioneers past: a walking tour of Harmony Grove Cemetery, Lockeford, California. Lodi, CA: Abrahamson Printing, Inc., 1967.
  • Gordon, Gary Louis. An investigation into the history and preservation of Harmony Grove Church, Lockeford, California. Thesis/dissertation, 1971.
  • Lathrop, Margaret L. History of Lockeford. Lockeford, CA: Valley Publications, 1995.*
  • Bell, Catherine M. Lodi Garden Club: 50 years reflections : 1946-1996, Lodi, California. [Lodi, CA?]: 1996.
  • Clark, Ralph and Lodi Historical Society. Images of America: Lodi, 1945-2005. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2011.
  • First Methodist Church. A record of the First Methodist Church of Lodi, California, 1853-1958: including the early history of church in the surrounding area. [1958?]
  • Fischer, C. E. Lodi, California; home of the flame Tokay grape. San Francisco, CA: Sunset Homeseekers Bureau, [1915?]*
  • Harris, Karen Lee. The impact of the Great European War on German Americans in Lodi. Stoctkon, CA: K.L. Harris, 1974. *
  • Hicks, Warren Braukman. A history of Lodi, California: from early times to 1906. Lodi, CA: Lodi Union High School, 1962.*
  • Johnson, Julie. The old Lodi house. Stockton, CA: J. Johnson, 1974. *
  • Kennedy, Christi and Lodi District Chamber of Commerce. Lodi: a vintage valley town. Lodi, CA: Lodi District Chamber of Commerce, 1994.*
  • Kuehn, Paul and Jennifer Holden. Distant thunder: recollections of Lodi area veterans. Modesto, CA: Blue Moon Lee-Press, 2004.*
  • Lodi Memorial Cemetery, Lodi, San Joaquin, Calif. 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995. *
  • Nelson, John D and Lodi Memorial Cemetery. Mausoleum of the Lodi Memorial Cemetery, Lodi, San Joaquin, CA. Lodi, CA: J.D. Nelson, 1984.
  • Nesbit, Freda (Johant). Lodi, the home of the Mokelkos. [Lodi, CA?]: [196?]*
  • Neumann, Margaret, Mrs. B. W. Thomas, and Annie McKenzie. 75 years in Lodi: a history of the First Congregational Church of Lodi, California. Lodi, CA: 1947.
  • Weybret, Fred. Lodi News-Sentinel history, 1998-[ongoing]. [Information compiled by Fred Weybret on the history of the newspaper and the current structure (as of 1998) of the newspaper. Also includes a summary of newspapers published in the Lodi and northern San Joaquin County area. Housed at UC Berkeley.]
  • Woock, Wanda. Jessie's Grove: one hundred years in the San Joaquin Valley. Lodi, CA: Woock Publications, 2004.*
  • Zeigler, James E.; California Department of Public Health; Stanford University; Lodi District Chamber of Commerce. A Sanitary survey of the Town of Lodi, San Joaquin County, California: with notes on the history, organization and function of the San Joaquin Local Health District. [Lodi, CA?]: 1933.
  • Fickenwirth, Eric. Partial transcription of Parkview Cemetery, Manteca, CA. Manteca, CA: 2004.*
  • Rasmussen, Dick, Darrell Thomas, and St. Paul's Federated Church. A 50-year history: the First Methodist Church of Manteca; (a part of St. Paul's Federated Church: Methodist Union Baptist). Manteca, CA, 1965.*
  • Stockton Savings and Loan Association. Manteca memories; photographic recollections of the Manteca Area. Manteca, CA: [1972?]
  • Thompson, Evelyn Prouty. Manteca, selected chapters from its history. Manteca, CA: Manteca Bulletin, 1980.
New Hope Colony
  • McCready, Clint. New Hope: A Mormon Colony in Central California. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 1976. (Available online at BYU ScholarsArchive.)
Roberts Island
  • Ratto, Janet. Roberts Island 1868-1900. Stanislaus State College, 1975. *
  • Alford, Sharon. 1107 North San Joaquin Street. Stockton, CA: San Joaquin Delta College, 1980. *
  • Baltich, Frances. Search for safety: the founding of Stockton's Black community. Stockton, CA: Frances Baltich, 1982.*
  • Bank of Stockton. Great men and historical moments in Stockton. Stockton, CA: Bank of Stockton, 1977.*
  • Bennett, Mel. Stockton’s Theatre of Yesterday. Aptos, CA: Willow House, 1979.*
  • Boda, Joyce. Pioneer leather tanners: a history of the Wagner family. Stockton, CA: J. Boda, 1997.*
  • Brewer, Kara Pratt. "Pioneer or perish" : a history of the University of the Pacific during the administration of Dr. Robert E. Burns, 1946-1971. Fresno, CA: Pioneer, c1977. *
  • Camp, Martin. Dialogues on the Delta: Approaches to the City of Stockton. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018. (Preview available at Google Books.)
  • Carson, James H. Early recollections of the mines and a description of the great Tulare Valley. Stockton, CA: San Joaquin Republican, 1852.  (Images of entire book available at
  • Costello, Julia G. PhD. and Judith Marvin. Stockton Waterfront Projects: Archaeological Research Design and Treatment Plan. Mokelumne Hill, CA: Foothill Resources, Ltd., 1999. (This report, which contains a wealth of information on early Stockton history, is available through the City of Stockton.)
  • Engh, Peggy Ward. On the road again : the final journey of the Julia Weber home. Lodi, CA: San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum, 2001.*
  • Fang, John T. C. The Chinese community in Stockton: Wah Yun = Shih-tso-tun hua jen. [San Francisco, CA?]: Chinese Publishing House, 1963.*
  • Farkas, Lani Ah Tye. Bury My Bones in America: The Saga of a Chinese Family in California. Nevada City, CA: Carl Mautz Publishing, 1998.*
  • Gohlke, Mary Jo. Remarkable women of Stockton. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2014.*
  • Gonzalez, Anne. Stockton: Renewed, Revatilized, Redefined. Encino, CA: Cherbo Publishing Group, Inc., 2008.*
  • Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. The Stockton deep water ship channel : San Joaquin County, California. [Stockton, CA?]: [Stockton Chamber of Commerce?], [ca 1930].
  • Guida Generale Italiana della Contea di San Joaquin: Calestini's Italian commercial and residential directory, Stockton, 1916. *
  • Guida Generale Italiana della Contea di San Joaquin, 1928-1929: San Joaquin County Italian guide and directory. *
  • Hammond, George P., Dale L. Morgan, Lawton Kennedy, and Alfred Kennedy. Captain Charles M. Weber: pioneer of the San Joaquin and founder of Stockton, California. Berkeley, CA: Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1966.*
  • Hammond, George P. The Weber Era in Stockton History. Berkeley, CA: Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1982.*
  • Hardeman, Nicholas Perkins. Harbor of the heartlands: a history of the inland seaport of Stockton, California, from the Gold Rush to 1985. Stockton, CA: Holt-Atherton Center for Western Studies, 1986.*
  • Hartmann, Ilka Stoffregen. The youth of Charles M. Weber, founder of Stockton. Stockton, CA: University of the Pacific, 1979.*
  • Hillman, Raymond W. Stockton Historical Landmarks. Stockton, CA: Union Safe Deposit Bank, 1976.*
  • Hollembeak, Jessie Ryan. A history of the pubilc schools of Stockton, California. 1909. (Images of entire book available at
  • Hunt, Rockwell Dennis. History of the College of the Pacific, 1851-1951 written in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of its founding. Stockton, CA: College of the Pacific, 1951.*
  • Hutchison, Avanelle H. and Central United Methodist Church. A history of Central Methodist Church, Stockton, California: 1849-1970. Stockton, CA: Central Methodist, 1971.*
  • Johnson, Robin C. Enchantress, Sorceress, Madwoman: The True Story of Sarah Althea Hill. California Venture Books, 2014.
  • Kasser, Daniel. Images of America : Downtown Stockton. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2005.*
  • Kasser, Daniel and Amanda Zimmerman. Stockton. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2012.*
  • Kennedy, Glenn A. Remembered men and women in the Stockton Rural Cemetery. Stockton, CA: Stockton Unified School District, 1991.*
  • Long, Ward Willis and Clifford Merrill Drury. Ninetieth anniversary, March 17, 1940: First Presbyterian Church, Stockton, California. Stockton, CA: The church, 1940.*
  • Lucas, James Thomas. ​The Greek Orthodox Church in Stockton, California. Stockton, CA: San Joaquin Delta College, 1980. *
  • Martin, V. Covert, R. Coke Wood, and Leon Bush. Stockton album through the years. Stockton, CA: 1959.*
  • Matthews, Dave S. America Kelsey: romance of the great San Joaquin Valley. Stockton, CA : Stockton Record Print, 1915. (Images of entire book available at
  • Meissinger, Dr. Michael. African American Communities in Central California. (Paper available at
  • Morgan, Kirby R. Grand Army of the Republic, Department of California : 22nd, 45th, 54th, and 70th encampments, Stockton, California, 1889, 1912, 1921, and 1937 : a collection of articles from local newspapers. Coarsegold, CA: [s.n.], 2005. *
  • Morrison, Daryl, Donald Burke Walker, and UOP Library Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections. ​Guide to the manuscript collections, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Libraries. Stockton, CA: University of the Pacific Libraries, 1995.
  • Noid, Benjamin Maynard. History of the theatre in Stockton, California, 1850-1892. Thesis/dissertation, 1968.*
  • O'Dwyer, James F., Betty McComb, and Leonard Covello. Cathedral of the Annunciation, Stockton, California. South Hackensack, N.J.: Custombook, 1976.*
  • Orr, N.M., J. Pitcher Spooner, and Stockton Board of Trade. The City of Stockton and its surroundings: its climate, business facilities, increasing trade, various industries and prosperous condition: The great San Joaquin basin and its wonderful resources. Stockton, CA: Daily Independent Steam Presses, 1883.*
  • Payne, Walter A. Benjamin Holt: the story of the Caterpillar tractor. Stockton, CA: University of the Pacific, 1982.*
  • Poindexter, Bill and NASCAR. Stockton 99 Speedway. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2013.
  • Raven, Ralph S. A history of the First Congregational Church: Stockton, California. Stockton, CA: First Congregational Church, 1965.*
  • Ruhstaller, Tod and San Joaquin Pioneer & Historical Society. ​Stockton's firefighters: a legacy of service and distinction. Stockton , CA: San Joaquin Pioneer & Historical Society, 1988.*
  • Shebl, James M. Weber!: the American adventure of Captain Charles M. Weber. Lodi, CA: San Joaquin Historical Society, 1993.*
  • Shebl, Jim and Mary-Cabrini Durkin. One in Christ: a short history of the Diocese of Stockton. Strasbourg, France: Editions de Signe, 2002.*
  • Smith, Ron and San Joaquin Delta Community College. ​The key years of Stockton's El Dorado Brewery. Thesis/dissertation, 1977.
  • Spooner, F. Pitcher. Stockton, illustrated in photo-gravure from recent photographs. New York, The Albertype Co., 1894.
  • Sousa, Michael F., Delmar M. McComb, and San Joaquin Delta College Department of History. Colberg Boat Works and World War II. Stockton, CA: M.F. Sousa, 1973.
  • Stockton Typographical Union, Local No. 56. 100th anniversary of Stockton Typographical Union, Local no. 56, 1861-1961. Stockton, CA: Union, Local No. 56, 1961.
  • Sweet, Pearl Shaffer. Growing in Grace: a brief history of Grace United Methodist Church, 1850-1975. Stockton, CA: Grace United Methodist Church, 1975.*
  • United States, Work Progress Administration. History of Stockton and San Joaquin County. [Stockton, CA: s.n.] 1938. *
  • Ward, Barry J and Haggin Museum. Stephens Bros: Boat builders and designers, Stockton, California. Stockton, CA: Haggin Museum, 2002.*
  • Wood, James Earl; Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library. A short history of the Stockton Public Library. [Stockton?], CA: [J.E. Wood?], 1929.*
  • Wood, Kyle Elizabeth. Tillie Lewis: The tomato queen. North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.*
  • Yardley, Ralph O. Bygones: a collection of nostalgic sketches of early Stockton and San Joaquin County. [Stockton, CA?]: Ralph Yardley. *
  • Foster, Daniel G.; John W Foster; Foothill Archaeological Services; Willdan Associates. An archaeological and historical resource investigation of the proposed Corral Hollow West project: a planned unit development near Tracy, San Joaquin County, California. Wilton, CA: Foothill Archaeological Services, [1994].
  • Stevens, Waldo. Past history and photo collections of Tracy & the West Side, no. 1. [Tracy, CA]: Westside Pioneer Association, 1984? *
  • Stevens, Waldo. Past history and photo collections of Tracy & the West Side, ed[ition] II. [Tracy, CA]: Westside Pioneer Association, 1984? *
  • Stevens, Waldo. Past history and photo collections of Tracy & the West Side, ed[ition] III. [Tracy, CA]: Westside Pioneer Association, 1987. *
  • Tracy Historical Society. Images of America: Tracy. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2004.
  • Williams, Earle E. Carrell of Corral Hollow. Fremont, CA: Mines Road Books, c2004. *
  • Weitze, Karen J. Terminous, California, in the heartland of the San Joaquin delta. Sacramento, CA: Tower Park, Inc, 1984.