About Mission Viejo and its History
Browse through the following selection of articles for an overview of the history and progress of Mission Viejo as a community.
- Makers of the Promise: Rancho Mission Viejo
- The California Promise Fulfilled: Beautiful Mission Viejo
- Keepers of the Promise: Mission Viejo Company
- Community Identity: Preserving the Legacy
- Community Pride: Enhancing the Quality of Life
- Community Spirit: Creating That Home-Town Feeling
- Community Recognition: Awards and Accolades
- Community Distinction: Marketing the Mission Viejo Miracle
- Olympic Memories in Mission Viejo
Special Recognition of Hall of Fame golfer Mark O'Meara
Golfer Mark O'Meara, who grew up and trained in Mission Viejo, talks about his early experience and life on these videos.
|On the City of Mission Viejo YouTube page, the videos are available at https://www.youtube.com/user/MissionViejoCA/featured. From the local history collection of the Mission Viejo Library and Mission Viejo Heritage Committee, they cover news stories, community events, sports highlights and other Mission Viejo milestones that have helped to shape this pristine South County city.|
Mission Viejo Historic Videos
A Mission Viejo Timeline, 1963-2013
|Take a look at this handy timeline of early Mission Viejo milestones.|
Oral History Interviews and Transcripts
Video recordings of interviews from Mission Viejo Company employees can be found on our Oral History Page.
The following history specials were produced by MVTV and the Mission Viejo Library.
Images from the Early Days of Mission Viejo
Take a visual tour of the creation of Mission Viejo from its earliest days to the incorporation of the City of Mission Viejo! Over 400 images from community activities,Mission Viejo Company brochures, and more have been digitized from the original archival items.
Browse or search the Heritage Committee Local History Digital Collection.
Online Index to Announcements in the Saddleback Valley News
|Birth, death and marriage announcements in the Saddleback Valley News from 1969 – 1989 have been indexed by the South Orange County California Genealogical Society. The indexes are searchable by year or surname. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~casoccgs/svnvitals.html|
Contact Us With Your Local History Questions
Have a question about the history of Mission Viejo, or need help with some research? Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (949) 830-7100, extension 5110.
A special thanks to Judy Deeter, Robert D. Breton, Micky Schulte and all the members of the City of Mission Viejo Heritage Committee for their input, research, and cooperation.