Mission Viejo 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.

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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.


Location & Map:

  1. 27976 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, California ( Mission Viejo Stake Center)
  2. Corner of Marguerite Parkway and Hillcrest
  3. Enter at the rear of the building - left hand door.
  4. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=27976+Marguerite+Parkway,+Mission+Viejo,+CA&hl=en&ll=33.55833,-117.667083&spn=0.00692,0.013894&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=53.300127,113.818359&vpsrc=6&t=m&z=17

Center Contacts and Hours 

      Phone: 949-364-2742

      E-mail: sedibble@cox.net

  Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

             Saturday 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

      2011 Closures

            October 1                          General Conference

            November 21-28                Thanksgiving Week

            December 20-January 2    Christmas/New Year

Staff Training Meeting

              Thursday 15 September 2011

Center Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog:This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library 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

  • 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 follwing:
  1. Ancestry.com
  2. Footnote.com
  3. HeritageQuest.com
  4. WorldVitalRecords.com
  5. FindMyPast.co.uk
  6. ThePaperTrail.org
  7. HistoricMapWorks.com
  8. AlexanderStreet.com
  9. Access.NewspaperArchive.com
  10. Godfrey.org
  11. TheGenealogist.co.uk
  12. 19th Century British Newspapers Archive

Hardware and Equipment

  • 8 Computers with Internet access
  • 6 Microfilm Readers
  • 2 Microfiche Readers
  • 1 Digital Imaging System

          Microfilm and Microfiche Scanner

          Flatbed Scanner 

Center Services

  • Provide Research Help. We do not perform the research for patrons, but we answer questions and suggest possible sources and research strategies.
  • Provide Training.
  • 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 aquaint you with our resources and equipment.