Ancestry has published a “new” database to their collection: California, San Joaquin, County Public Library Obituary Index, covering the years 1850-1991. The images for this “new” database have been hosted at FamilySearch for some time, and can be freely found there for individuals without an Ancestry membership. There is no difference in the data at either website, and the images at Ancestry are actually hosted by FamilySearch. While the original images at FamilySearch are completely indexed there, the Ancestry database provides relevant “leafing” for users of FTM and Ancestry’s Online Family Trees.
This collection consists of images of index cards located at the San Joaquin County Public Library in Stockton, California. The index cards contain references to obituaries from various San Joaquin County and Stockton city newspapers, and often include the actual clipping. The collection covers the years 1850 to 1991.
- Ancestry: San Joaquin County, California, Public Library Obituary Index, 1850-1991 – $$$
- FamilySearch: San Joaquin County, California, Public Library Obituary Index, 1850-1991 – Free
You can learn more about this collection at the FamilySearch WIKI.