September 2019 Monthly Speaker

September 21, 2019 – “25 Tips for Researching Your Female Ancestor” Presented by Gena Philibert-Ortega

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September 2019 Announcements

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.

NEW: Coming in May 2020, a new research trip to London, England. Check out the Trip information here.


SOCCGS was founded in 1994 in Mission Viejo, 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 Research Center was moved into the new area.

Library Location and Hours

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.