Genealogy Research Center

Genealogy Research Center

Our Genealogy Research Center has four computers and four printers available for patron use. Wireless internet access is provided by the Mission Viejo Library and is available on those computers. SOCCGS has subscribed to Find My Past, My Heritage, Fold 3, Newspapers.com, Newspaper Archive, British Newspaper Archive, American Ancestors, Billion Graves Plus, French Canadian Vitals (PRDH), ArkivDigital and HistoryGeo. Mission Viejo Library has subscribed to Ancestry Library Edition and it is available on the SOCCGS computers as well as all library computers.We are very excited to announce that this year (2019), SOCCGS has become a FamilySearch Affiliate!

FamilySearch affiliate libraries are helping extend FamilySearch’s services to patrons worldwide. Affiliate libraries have access to FamilySearch’s digital genealogical collections that are otherwise accessible only through a FamilySearch family history center. These digital records include images and names indexes. Currently, there are about 400 million original records available in a digital format that affiliate libraries can access. We are only the tenth organization in California to become a FamilySearch affiliate, and the first in Orange County.

A list of our favorite websites is on a clickable menu at each computer. Those sites are: SOCCGS Favorite Websites. Passwords are required to access all of the subscription sites.

Across the library from the docent desk is our book collection. On the shelf are our books arranged by state and country. A large file cabinet holds a collection of smaller books and manuscripts. Our online catalog can be accessed here, and provides access to our collection of books, pamphlets, and CDs.

Volunteer docents are always needed! Please contact the Society Librarian for more information.