March 2021 Monthly Meeting and Speaker

March 20, 2021

Join Us for our Virtual January Meeting and Webinar Presentation

“Ten Ways to Jumpstart Your Eastern European Research”
Webinar Presented by: Lisa Alzo

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SOCCGS Announcements for March 2021

New Members Only Section

The New Members Only Section of the website is here. Watch for more information in the March Newsletter. Also, watch for the email with information to access this new section.


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.

Our Membership Chair, Lynn Souers, reports, “Thank you for your renewals. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated. If you have a friend, relative, or neighbor who is interested in genealogy, loves history, and wants to meet some friendly folks, encourage them to join us. They can go to our website, download and print the membership application, and mail it in. We’d love to have them in our society!”

Enjoy the Wealth of Virtual Genealogy Conferences Available

Are you stuck at home now that the weather has turned cool? Review all the free or low fee offerings at, and sign up! Relax in the comfort of your cozy home while you learn more tips and insights to breaking through your genealogy brick wall.


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.