San Joaquin County, California Genealogy

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United States  > California > San Joaquin County

County Courthouse


Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



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.


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Stockton
  • Tracy



Local Histories


For historical maps,search the following free sites:

Maps-Historical-Sate of California, the Carlifornia government's site.  Links to American Memory (Library of Congress), California Missions, and the State Library

Historical Maps of California

California Maps - HSU Library, also lists and links to gazetteers

David Rumsey Collection for San Joaquin, California

Perry-Castaneda Map Collection for California


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




Vital Records

For early marriages see Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


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