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Genealogy at the Library

Explore Your Roots at the Library!

genealogy desk

The Genealogy Collection is located in the South Wing of the library and includes:  in-house access to an online genealogical database, books, periodicals, family histories, and more.  Genealogical research assistance is provided at no cost by volunteers from the South Orange County California Genealogy Society (SOCCGS).

New!  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.  For questions, please contact localhistory@cityofmissionviejo.org

For more information and hours research volunteers are currently available, call the Genealogy Desk at (949) 470-8498, or visit the SOCCGS Web site

Ancestry Library Edition (In-library use only)

Available for in-library use from our Technology Center or Genealogy areas, the Ancestry Library Edition database provides online information on over two billion names.  Census records, birth and death records are just some of the great resources included!  Access the Ancestry Library Edition databases to start your search.


Bikeway Survey

The City of Mission Viejo is developing a Bikeway Master Plan to improve the cycling experience in our community and encourage more people to enjoy riding their bicycles. We are currently in the process of gathering information to understand current cycling trends and preferences in the City.

As part of this effort, beginning on November 8th and running through December 7th, we are seeking resident feedback via a short, online survey. The survey will be available on our website, in our newsletter, and via our social media sites. 

The online survey is available at https://tinyurl.com/missionviejobike, and those who participate will qualify for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

Mission Viejo Bikeway