Mission Viejo California Family History Center

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The Mission Viejo Family History Center serves a major portion of South Orange County, California. All are welcome and our services are free.

NOTICE! As of 17 November 2020, our Family History Center will again be closed due to Orange County, California, moving into the Purple range for it's Covid-19 status. We will not be taking online reservations for time slots in our library until further notice. Please check this website for updates.


Location Map:

Address:

  • 27976 Marguerite Parkway Mission Viejo, California 92692 United States
  • Corner of Marguerite Parkway and Hillcrest.
  • Enter at the rear of the building - left hand door.
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 1-949-364-2742 or cell: 562-787-2143

E-mail:

  • CA_MissionViejo@familyhistorymail.org

Hours:

  • Tuesday:10:00am-4:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00 pm
  • Wednesday:10:00am-4:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday:10:00am-4:00 pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday:10:00am-1:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

General Conference, February 28; July 4 Independence  Day; July 20 Pioneer Day; Summer Vacation, August 16-31; Labor Day Weekend, September 1-4; General Conference, October 5; Thanksgiving Week, November 26-30; Christmas/New Years, December 21-January 7


Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Catalog:This center may have various films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • (List additional collections you have such as the types of books and microfilm you have on indefinite loan; though you will not want to list every single item you have. Just give visitors to this page a general idea of your resources.)

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • FHC PortalThis center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.This includes the following:
  1. Ancestry.com
  2. Find My Past - Institutional Version
  3. Fold 3.com
  4. Geneanet
  5. Kinpoint - Premium
  6. My Heritage - Library Edition
  7. WorldVitalRecords.com
  8. ThePaperTrail.org (A guide to Overland Pioneer Names and Documents)
  9. Alexander Street Press: The American Civil War
    1. Research database
    2. Letters and Diaries
    3. Images, Photographs, Posters and Ephermera
    4. social and Cultural History
    5. Women and Social Movements in the Unites States
  10. ProQuest Obituary Listings
  11. Puzilla.org - Premium Services
  12. 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  13. ArkivDigital (Swedish records=36 Million documents)

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 10 Computers with Internet access
  • 4 Microfilm Readers
  • 2 Microfiche Readers
  • Flatbed Scanner

Center Services[edit | edit source]

  • Provide one on one research help and provide access to genealogical records through the Internet or microfilm loan program. 
  • Provide Training. (Offering free how to classes)
  • Assist in cleaning up data files.
  • Provide Service Opportunities for volunteers.
  • Visit the center any time during our open hours. We will be glad to acquaint you with our resources and equipment.