About Us

Laguna Niguel FHC : About Us

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The Laguna Niguel Family History Center is a branch of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It’s open to the public free of charge.

Patrons visit our center

  • to access digitized FamilySearch films that can only be viewed from a family history center or affiliate library,
  • to use our computers to access premium websites like Ancestry.com and Fold3.com for no charge, and/or
  • to get help using family history center resources from our volunteer consultants.

If you’re new to family history research, jot down the names, dates, and places that you already know and bring them with you. Also, think about a research goal before you visit. Doing these two things ahead of time will make it easier for our volunteer consultants to assist you efficiently.

If you need specialized research help, feel free to  email or call ahead so we can suggest a time for your visit. Each of our volunteers has a unique set of research skills and we’d be happy to help you connect with the person who is best suited to meet your needs.

We’re open Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 am – noon and 7 pm – 9 pm, Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm, and other days and times by appointment. However, this schedule is subject to change. If you’re traveling a long distance, please call ahead to make sure we’ll be open.

We’re closed the first Saturday in April, the first Saturday in October, and major holidays. Please call or check our Facebook page for the current schedule of planned closures.

Our center is housed in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center at 22851 Aliso Creek Road in Aliso Viejo, a short distance from I-5 and SR 73.

Coming from the south on Aliso Creek Road, look for the large white building on the right after you pass through the Glenwood stoplight. From the north, look for the building on the left after you pass through the Eastwing stoplight.

After you make the turn and come down the hill into the parking lot, turn left, park on the west side of the building about halfway back, and look for the “Family History Center” sign on the door. There is plenty of free parking.

(949) 580-1905