FamilySearch continues to digitalize its microfilm collection. Here are some records that will interest California and San Joaquin County researchers.
“Registers, records and certificates of county birth and death records acquired from county courthouses. This collection contains some delayed birth records, as well. Some city and towns records are also included. Records have not been acquired for Contra Costa, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Modoc, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Siskiyou, Solano, Tulare and Ventura counties. This collection is being published as images become available.”
For SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY you will find so far:These are images of the original certificates, not the retyped fancy forms they sell you today. And they are FREE, which is a price you can't beat.
I certainly hope they add more San Joaquin County records to this online collection. If you check the FamilySearch catalog of microfilm under San Joaquin County Recorder as author, you will see more years listed for Stockton and records for Lodi, Manteca, Tracy, and the other parts of San Joaquin County.
A Sad Accident, But a Typical Death Certificate:
A Typical Birth Certificate: