Celebrating 25 years serving the South Orange County Genealogical Community


SOCCGS was founded in 1994 in Mission Viejo, Orange, California with the purpose to preserve and disseminate knowledge about, and to stimulate interest and provide instruction in genealogical research.
The Mission Viejo Library opened October 25, 1997 and generously provided a space for our genealogical collection of books and CDs. In May of 2002 the new south wing was opened and the genealogy section was moved into the new area.

NOW OPEN: Reservations are now open for the SOCCGS 6th Annual Research Trip. To sign up, download and print the reservation form, and submit your deposit.

NOW OPEN: Reservations are now open for the SOCCGS England Research Trip. To sign up, please see the Trip information Sheet.

NEW: We are excited to announce that we have added Evening Classes. A Beginning Genealogy Class will be conducted in November. See our Evening Classes agenda for more information.

Library Location

The library is located at the corner of La Paz and Marguerite Pkwy.
To reach the library from the 5 Fwy take La Paz east for approximately 1 mile to Marguerite Pkwy.

Library Hours

Volunteer Docent Hours
Monday 10 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 10 am - 5:30pm
Thursday 10 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 1 pm - 4 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm except 3rd Saturday 1 pm - 4 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm
Hours are subject to change.

Meeting Location

Monthly meetings are held the third Saturday of each month from 10am to noon at the LDS Church Building at 27978 Marguerite Parkway (Between Medical Center Drive and Hillcrest).
In October we meet in the Saddleback room at the Mission Viejo City Hall for an all day Seminar featuring renowned genealogy speakers.


November 16, 2019
"Using Deed Books/Land Records to Climb Over that Brick Wall" Presented by: Kathie Mauzey
"Researching Your Family through Stock Certificates" Presented by Sandy Simmons
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Site was last updated October 26, 2019