Join us on a Safari in 2019!

These one-day research trips on the fourth Wednesday of the month (except February) are wonderful opportunities to explore Southern California’s abundant research resources, with a group of friendly fellow genealogists. Check the listed website of the library for inspiration about what you will find there!

Departure times are from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Church parking lot, at 27978 Marguerite Parkway (between Medical Center Drive and Hillcrest). Longer trips include a stop for dinner on the way home. Please let Bill Bluett know that you are planning to attend, so that multiple carpools can be arranged when necessary.

Questions? Contact our Safari manager – Bill Bluett.
Please join us to hunt for ancestors!

NOTE: Subject to change, please check the current calendar.

Nov
27
Wed
2019
No Safari This Month
Nov 27 all-day
Dec
25
Wed
2019
No Safari This Month
Dec 25 all-day
Jan
22
Wed
2020
Safari – Cole Library in Carlsbad @ Cole Library - Carlsbad
Jan 22 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

The Cole Library has an entire floor dedicated to genealogy! Over 30,000 books and many journals, society newsletters, microfilm, microfiche, and CD’s.
Several computers with access to five paid online subscriptions to great genealogy sites.

1250 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, Ca. 92008
(760)434-2870
www.carlsbadlibrary.org

Depart on Wednesday at 9:30 AM. Home for dinner.

Meet at Mission Viejo The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
27976 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Feb
22
Sat
2020
Safari – Los Angeles Public Library @ Los Angeles Public Library
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Los Angeles Public Library has more than 40,000 books, a huge map collection, microfilm, periodicals, historic newspapers, and City Directories on microfilm dating back to the late 1800’s – and much more!
Note that this will be a Saturday departure for lighter traffic and $1 parking at the library.
630 West 5th, L.A.
(213)228-7000
www.lapl.org

Depart on Saturday at 9:00 AM. Dinner on the way home.

Meet at Mission Viejo Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
27976 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Mar
18
Wed
2020
Safari – Huntington Beach Public Library @ Huntington Beach Public Library
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Huntington Beach Central Library holds over 18,000 books in the large genealogy section. (There are no computers in the genealogy area, you may wish to bring one.) Check out the map on the library website for an idea of the scale of this large collection.
7111 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, Ca. 92648
(714)536-5549
www.hbpl.org/

Depart at 9:30 AM. Home for dinner.

Meet at Mission Viejo The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
27976 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Apr
22
Wed
2020
Safari – Burbank – SCGS Library @ Southern California Genealogical Society Library
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Southern California Genealogical Society Library (SCGS).

Thousands of books including a Cornwall, England, collection as well as a German and French collection. Also, there are CDs, maps, periodicals, manuscripts and a few computers. SCGS has a large membership, many special interest groups, and hosts the Jamboree Conference each year.
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, Ca. 91504
(818)843-7247
www.scgsgenealogy.com

Depart at 9:00 AM. Dinner on the way home.

Meet at Mission Viejo Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
27976 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

May
27
Wed
2020
Safari – Orange – FamilySearch Library @ Orange County FamilySearch Library
May 27 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Orange County FamilySearch Library has a huge microfilm collection, records from the U.S. and overseas, 8,900 books, periodicals, maps, and 23 computers with 15 subscription databases. Free classes, annual Family History Fair.
674 S. Yorba Street, Orange, Ca. 92869
(714)997-7710
www.ocfamilyhistory.org

Depart at 9:30 AM. Home for dinner.

Meet at Mission Viejo Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
27976 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Jun
24
Wed
2020
Safari – Sons of the Revolution Library and Museum @ Sons of the Revolution Library and Museum
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

This library specializes in genealogical and early American history resources with emphasis on the Colonial and Revolutionary War period. It also has a fine collection of 18th and 19th century vital records, family histories, American military history and English genealogy. The library now comprises over 30,000 titles in its collection.
600 South Central Avenue, Glendale, Ca. 91204
(818)240-1775
srcalifornia.com

Depart at 9:00 AM. Dinner on the way home.

Meet at Mission Viejo Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
27976 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Jul
22
Wed
2020
No Safari This Month
Jul 22 all-day
Aug
26
Wed
2020
No Safari This Month
Aug 26 all-day
Sep
23
Wed
2020
Safari – Los Angeles FamilySearch Library @ Los Angeles FamilySearch Library
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Los Angeles FamilySearch Library is one of the largest outside Salt Lake City. 6000 books, 56,000 rolls of microfilm (Worldwide), 40,000 microfiche, map collections, 86 computers. Classes, special collections. Extensive catalog on the website, also comprehensive list of Southern California Resources.
10741 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310)474-9990
www.lafhl.org

Depart at 9:00 AM. Dinner in L.A.

Meet at Mission Viejo The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
27976 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Oct
28
Wed
2020
Safari – San Diego – San Diego Central Library @ San Diego Central Library
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

San Diego Central Library’s 9th floor genealogical collection includes over 10,000 titles, many containing multiple volumes, and many periodicals and surname files. They do have several computers. This society received a large portion of our library collection when we downsized several years ago.
330 Park Blvd, San Diego 92101
(760)306-6700
http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/

Depart at 9:00 AM. Dinner at home/on the road (optional).

Meet at Mission Viejo Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
27976 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92692