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The Bank of Stockton holds an extensive collection of historic photographs (more than 31,000), including the Covello Collection (over 21,000 historical photos from the Central Valley, the Mother Lode, and surrounding communities, dating back to 1850). The archives are open by appointment only, Monday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; contact archivist William "Bill" Maxwell at wmaxwell@bankofstockton.com, (209) 929-1575.
[Located in Category: Library]
Contains construction data, photographs, maps, and other information for existing and demolished/non-extant bridges throughout San Joaquin County.
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Although this site does not yet have any digital copies of newspapers from San Joaquin County communities, it has newspapers from several neighboring counties (Sacramento, Alameda, Contra Costa, Amador). It also has the San Francisco Call, which regularly carried sections entitled "Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys" and "San Joaquin Valley Farms."
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The City of Lodi has one of the largest remaining collections of historic Japantown structures in California, other than the large and still active Japantowns in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose. It's discussed in detail in a 2008 issue of the San Joaquin Historian: http://www.sanjoaquinhistory.org/documents/HistorianFall2008Spring2009.pdf
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An interactive bilingual library with over 10,000 pieces of historical literature and fiction, located at 2182 E. Main Street in Stockton. Founded in 2015, the center includes includes a museum and an oral history project specific to Mexican-American Chicano history. For hours and help with research, contact the center at (209) 822-5646.
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Established in 1924, the Chinese Benevolent Association (CBA) of Stockton originally served as the administrative head for local family clans and tong associations. It also operated the Chinese language school and maintained the Chinese Cemetery. Its home in the Confucius Church at 212 E. Lafayette Street was an important gathering spot for the Chinese residents of Stockton. After a long period of gradual decline, the church and cemetery are now wonderfully restored.
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CCSS was founded in 1977 and is open to anyone interested in Chinese culture, customs, and arts. Their website will soon include history about Chinese immigrants and residents in San Joaquin County.
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Membership is open to females 8 years of age or older who are linear descendants of those who served honorably in the Union from 1861 to 1865. Eligibility for membership is based on that formerly required for membership in the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR).
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Denshō is an organization dedicated to preserving the history and memories of the World War II incarceration of Japanese immigrants snd Japanese American citizens. Their archives include a collection of the "Stockton El Joaquin," the newspaper of the Stockton Assembly Center. (See additional link below.)
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Denshō is an organization dedicated to preserving the history and memories of the World War II incarceration of Japanese immigrants snd Japanese American citizens. The Stockton Assembly Center was one of 15 temporary detention centers (euphemistically called "assembly centers") used to temporarily house those who were forcibly removed from their West Coast homes during World War II. It was located at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton.
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Enter your own search terms on this online platform to find records and information about San Joaquin County communities, history, residents, and more, or click on the links to their handy search apps (DPLA Images; DPLA by County and State).
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This is a fraternal organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the heritage of the American West, especially the history of the Mother Lode and gold mining regions of the area. The City of Stockton played a major role in the California gold rush.
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This society was formed in 1989 to preserve and protect the history of the City of Escalon and the surrounding rural area. Meetings are held at the Escalon Historical Museum at 1630 Main Street.
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This public page focuses on "Stockton memories, the history of our people, our places, our stories and our memories in the making." You must join the group in order to view or create posts.
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This Facebook group "is dedicated to remembering and preserving Stockton's rich cultural past. The purpose of the group is to share information and activities related to Stockton history." You must join the group to post and comment.
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This is a detailed and invaluable guide to San Joaquin County ancestry, family history, and genealogy. It contains a detailed list of list of research resources for records of all kinds: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and more.
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The Stockton chapter of FANHS was chartered in 1992 to preserve the history and culture of Filipino Americans in San Joaquin County. In late 2016, its members celebrated the grand opening of a dedicated museum site in the historic Newberry Building at 337 E. Weber Avenue in Stockton.
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Through this page, you can access information on cemeteries throughout the county and view associated burials/interments. This site is primarily volunteer driven, with contributors who add burial information and take headstone photos; records and information continue to be added.
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A subscription website that has some historic Stockton newspapers in its collections. As of mid-2018, these included: (1) The Stockton Record — 20 February 2015 to present (obituaries only); (2) Stockton Daily Evening Herald — 5 July 1865 to 18 September 1876; (3) San Joaquin Republican — 27 October 1855 to 8 December 1860; and (4) Stockton Rescue — 1 May 1864 to 1 September 1864.
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This collection of San Joaquin County genealogy databases, hosted on RootsWeb, includes city directories, cemetery records, high school yearbooks, school class photos, governmental records, civic and fraternal organization directories, and much more. (Currently offline while Ancestry.com rebuilds RootsWeb pages.)
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A free website that has digitized copies of the Lodi News Sentinel from 7 January 1881 to 30 June 2009. Newspapers are listed alphabetically by name; look for "The Lodi News" under the L listings.
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The Haggin Museum, which opened in 1931, is a beautiful brick building located in Victory Park in central Stockton. Its archive houses thousands of books, historic photographs, maps, and other items relating to Stockton and California history. Access to the collections is by appointment only, and research fees apply.
[Located in Category: Library]
Online digital images of the county plat books, illustrated histories of San Joaquin County, and a large collection of documents and other materials from the San Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum.
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Stockton's Little Manila neighborhood had the largest population of Filipinos in the world outside of the Philippines from the 1920s through the 1960s. The Little Manila Foundation works to preserve the history of this once thriving community, most of which was destroyed when Highway 4 ("The Crosstown Freeway") was constructed through its heart.
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The Lockeford Historical Society supports research of the cultural and natural heritage of Lockeford and the surrounding area, marks historic sites, and helps provide for the collection, preservation, and interpretation of Lockeford's history. The society maintains a small museum with limited hours in the Old Lockeford School at 19456 N. Jack Tone Road.
[Located in Category: Local Resources]
Located at 731 North Ham Lane, Lodi, CA, this center is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is open free of charge to anyone with an interest in genealogical research. Available resources include Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Fold3, FindMyPast, and much more.
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This non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving, protecting and maintaining the history of the City of Lodi; they do not provide research services. Monthly meetings are held at the Hill House Museum in Lodi.
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Located at 6060 E Northland Road, Manteca, CA, this center is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is open free of charge to anyone with an interest in genealogical research.
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Chartered in 1990, this museum is located at 600 W. Yosemite Blvd., Manteca, (209) 825-3021. Its collection includes artifacts, documents, and photographs related to Manteca history, and there is a separate building for farming and dairy equipment. Admission is free.
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Funds are now being raised to create this museum, which will be housed at 212 E. Lafayette Street in the historic Confucius Church building. Click on the name above to access their GoFundMe page!
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Membership is open to women 18 year of age or older who can prove lineal descent from a Revolutionary War patriot. The organization promotes historic preservation, education and patriotism.
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Membership is open to men 18 year of age or older who can prove lineal descent from a Revolutionary War patriot. There is also a Youth Registration program for those under 18. The organization focuses on history, education, and patriotism.
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A geographically organized website with donated transcriptions of newspaper articles. Click on any link in the list to access information.
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This subscription website has obituaries from several San Joaquin County newspapers, including The Record (Stockton, 02/20/2015 to present), the Escalon Times (Oakdale, 02/06/2004 to present), the Lodi News-Sentinel (06/01/2000 to present), the Oakdale Leader (Oakdale, 10/07/2009 to present), and the Riverbank News (Oakdale, 08/16/2007 to present).
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The OAC provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary resource collections maintained by more than 200 contributing institutions including libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California and collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses.
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This is a guide to the holdings in the University of the Pacific's Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections. It contains a wealth of historic photos, manuscripts, scrapbooks, and many other items.
[Located in Category: Local Resources]
This organization focuses on heritage of the many Italian families who have made their home in the Northern San Joaquin Valley of California, and helps to preserve Italian culture.
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This site — a part of the USGenWeb Archives — has images of many historic postcards from San Joaquin County and three of its major cities: Lodi, Stockton, and Tracy.
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Link to an online spreadsheet showing information about extant railroad depots throughout the County.
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This is a branch of the U.S. GenWeb Project. It includes some newspaper archives and indexes, and links to many other county resources.
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This site has brief information on several former communities in San Joaquin County, and can be used as a stepping stone to further research.
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Located in Micke Grove Regional Park between Stockton and Lodi. The Society's Gerald K. Kennedy Reference Library (http://www.sanjoaquinhistory.org/library.php) includes historic records from the County and the Cities of Lodi and Stockton, as well as books, manuscripts, business and legal records, maps, photographs, and ephemera pertaining to the history of the County. The Research section of their website includes a long list of valuable links to other research sites. Librarian/Archivist Ignacio Sanchez-Alonso can be reached at ignacio@sanjoaquinhistory.org.
[Located in Category: Library]
A FamilySearch collection of over 167,000 images of obituary index cards, the originals of which are located at the Cesar Chavez Main Library in Stockton, California. Contains clippings of obituaries from various San Joaquin County and Stockton city newspapers.
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Membership in this society was open to pioneers who arrived on or before California was admitted to the Union, and their direct male descendants. It was incorporated in 1868 and is no longer active. (It was not an affiliate or member of the Society of California Pioneers, which is based in San Francisco and is still active today.) Records and archives of the San Joaquin Society of California Pioneers were given to the Haggin Museum (see above). See the Local Bibliography page of this website for several publications related to this society (under the heading "Other Books By Location: San Joaquin County).
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An archived USGenNet site with limited information on some San Joaquin County cemeteries.
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This organization is the legal heir to and representative of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a fraternal organization of Union veterans. It is dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of Union veterans. Membership is open to males 14 years of age or older whose ancestors served honorably in the Union from 1861 to 1865. San Joaquin County is served by the General George Wright Camp 22, based in Sacramento.
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The city of Stockton has the fifth-largest population of Cambodians in the nation and the second-largest in California. Many of them fled their home country after the Khmer Rouge came to power in 1975. This website is dedicated to preserving the stories of these Cambodian refugees and their families.
[Located in Category: Websites]
Located at 800 W Brookside Road, this center is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is open free of charge to anyone with an interest in genealogical research. Resources include Ancestry.com and much more.
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This museum is located at 7432 C.E. Dixon Street on the property of the Stockton Metropolitan Airport. It is dedicated to preserving local aviation history, with an emphasis on WWII-era military aviation. The museum houses four collections and other memorabilia.
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This society was formed in 2014 to preserve the history and culture of the Stockton Fire Department and to identify the department's place in the history of the National Fire Service. A newsletter and museum are currently in the planning stages.
[Located in Category: Local Resources]