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Laguna Niguel California Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


The Laguna Niguel Family History Center serves Laguna Niguel, surrounding cities and areas of South Orange County. The Family History Center is free and open to the public. 

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:

Address:

  • 22851 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 United States
  • Language: English

Phone: (949) 580-1905

  • Please call ahead to verify a volunteer is available to help you.

E-mail:

  • CA_LagunaNiguel@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday and Wedesday: 9:00 am - noon and 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9 am - noon and by appointment
  • Saturday: By appointment
  • Sunday: By appointment

Hours subject to change. Please call or email before planning a visit.

Holiday Schedule:

Closed 22 December 2018 to 5 January 2019.

We close for major holidays. Please call or email for the current schedule.



Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

News of upcoming events, including our monthly workshops, are posted on our Facebook page.

Feel free to follow us there!

https://www.facebook.com/lagunaniguelfhc/

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • FHC Portal This 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. Fold 3.com
  3. HeritageQuest.com
  4. WorldVitalRecords.com
  5. findmypast.co.uk
  6. ThePaperTrail.org (A Guide to Overland Pioneer Names and Documents)
  7. HistoricMapWorks.com
  8. American Civil War Collection
  9. AccessNewspaperArchive.com
  10. Godfrey.org
  11. TheGenealogist.co.uk
  12. 19th Century British Newspapers Archive
  13. ArkivDigital (Swedish records)

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 6 Computers with Internet and printer access
  • 2 Microfilm Readers
  • 1 Microfiche Reader
  • 1 Digital Imaging System
  • Microfilm and Microfiche Scanner
  • Flatbed Scanners

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Each of our volunteers has a unique combination of research strengths and experience. If you email and tell us the kind of help you need, we'll be happy to try to connect you with someone who can offer guidance.


Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Orange County Genealogical Society- http://occgs.com

Huntington Beach Central Library Genealogy Collection - http://occgs.com/hblibrary/library.html

South Orange County California Genealogical Society (SOCCGS) -Facebook Home

[MIssion Viejo Library (SOCCGS Research Center) - https://cityofmissionviejo.org/departments/library/library-services/genealogy-library]


Links[edit | edit source]

Just beginning to research your family tree? The FamilySearch website is a great place to start! https://www.familysearch.org


Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

We welcome volunteers! If you're interested, please email us.