March 13, 2020

In light of all that has been happening with COVID-19, SOCCGS is concerned with keeping our members safe and healthy. We are announcing today that SOCCGS is cancelling all society meetings, events and activities, including SIG meetings, effective immediately, and through the month of April. At that time we will reassess when to resume our normal activities and will make further announcements as appropriate.

Please stay safe and healthy as we all get though this serious public health problem.


The SOCCGS Generalogy Research Center located in the Mission VIejo Library has been closed until further notice. This closure is to support preventative efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, and in conjunction with recommendations from the Mission Viejo Library. Effective immediately, we will no longer be providing assistance, or access to our materials or online resources.

Thank you for your patience as we support our community’s health. 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

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.