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.