December 2020 Monthly Meeting and Speaker

December 19, 2020

Join Us for our Virtual December Holiday Meeting and Webinar Presentation

“Reconstruct Your Ancestor’s World with Google”
Webinar Presented by: Lisa Louise Cooke

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SOCCGS Announcements for November 2020


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. And don’t forget, as the holidays approach, a membership in our society makes a great gift! Please make a notation on the renewal form that this is a gift and I will notify the recipient of your thoughtful gesture.”

Enjoy the Wealth of Virtual Genealogy Conferences Available

Were your summer travel plans cancelled this year? How about taking a virtual trip to another state for an online genealogy conference? Most genealogical societies are hosting online events this year, so it’s a great opportunity to attend a conference while staying safe. Many of the conferences are charging less than their in-person events, and you save on hotel and meal expenses! The website, does a fantastic job of compiling genealogy events across the nation. Click on the link below to view upcoming virtual events, and make your travel plans today.

h4>Monthly Meetings and SIG Meetings are Back….. Virtually!!

Many of our meetings are resuming their regular schedules using videoconferencing technology to replace in-person meetings. Please check our calendar for the latest updates.

Please check each event entry on the calendar for contact information.


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.