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.

Coming October 19th, SOCCGS is pleased to announce that Dr. Fritz Juengling will be the speaker for our annual day-long seminar.
To learn more and sign up, please see the 2019 Seminar Brochure.

NOTICE: The Family History Stories Writing Group is moving to a new Date and Time!. Starting Wednesday, September 11th, the Writing Group will meet on the Second Wednesday of the month, from 10AM to Noon, in the Bill Price Room in the Mission Viejo Library.

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.

NEW: We are excited to announce that we have added Evening Classes. A Beginning Genealogy Class will be conducted in September, October, and November - pick your date. See our Evening Classes agenda for more information.

NEW: Calling ALL Volunteers.... The City of Mission Viejo will be holding its 3rd annual SCARECROW Contest during the month of October. Help design and create a scarecrow representative of SOCCGS! We need a team of imaginative people to come up with a unique and charming fellow. Click here for more information.

Just Announced: Coming in September 2020, a new research trip to London, England. An Information Meeting will be held on September 24th at 10AM in the Saddleback Room in the Mission Viejo City Hall. Check out the Trip information here.

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 thru Thursday 10 am - 5:30 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.


September 21, 2019
"25 Tips for Researching Your Female Ancestors"
Presented by
Gena Philibert-Ortega

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Site was last updated September 13, 2019