April 2021 Monthly Meeting and Speaker

April 17, 2021

Join Us for our Virtual Meeting and Webinar Presentation

“Bounty Land: It’s Complicated”

Webinar Presented by: Annette Burke Lyttle

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April 2021 Mini Class

April 17, 2021

Join us for a short discussion topic before the main monthly meeting.

This month’s topic is: “Books, Books, Books – Part 2!”

David Flint and Arlene O’Donnell will be presenting presenting.

David will focus on his collection of English research books, and Arlene will present on : The Family Tree Cemetery Field Guide by Joy Neighbors.

Members Only. Watch Your Email for the registration link.

SOCCGS Announcements for April 2021

Members Only Section

The new Members Only Section of the website is here. See the March newsletter for more information. New content is being added monthly.


Be sure to stay current with your dues so you don’t miss out on any events and our great newsletter! Membership renewal notices are emailed to you 2-3 weeks before your membership expires. The email includes a renewal form for you to print out, complete, and return with your payment.


No date has been set for reopening the SOCCGS Genealogy Research Center located in the Mission Viejo Library. We will update information regarding the operation of the Research Center as it becomes available. Until further notice, we have discontinued providing assistance, or access to our materials or online resources.

Please continue to enjoy your genealogical research from home! You can find some of our favorite websites here (scroll down the page for the list of free sites accessible from home) Favorite Websites.


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

With the continuing closure of our physical meeting facilities, all meetings have been moved online. Please see the calendar for more information.

Monthly meetings are held the third Saturday of each month from 10am to noon.

In October we meet for an all day Seminar featuring renowned genealogy speakers.