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Genealogy at the Library

genealogy desk

The Genealogy Collection is located in the South Wing of the library and includes:  in-house access to an online genealogical database, books, periodicals, family histories, and more.  Genealogical research assistance is provided at no cost by volunteers from the South Orange County California Genealogy Society (SOCCGS).

Online Index to Announcements in the Saddleback Valley News
Birth, death and marriage announcements in the Saddleback Valley News from 1969 – 1989 have been indexed by the South Orange County California Genealogical Society.  The indexes are searchable by year or surname.  For questions, please contact localhistory@cityofmissionviejo.org

For more information and hours research volunteers are currently available, call the Genealogy Desk at (949) 470-8498, or visit the SOCCGS Web site

Ancestry Library Edition (In-library use only)

Available for in-library use from our Technology Center or Genealogy areas, the Ancestry Library Edition database provides online information on over two billion names.  Census records, birth and death records are just some of the great resources included!  Access the Ancestry Library Edition databases to start your search.