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Orange County Church
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LDS Special Interest - unique congregations and groups including Spanish, Chinese, Deaf, Tagalog and others.
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Tour Park City
This mountain community is home to three world class ski resorts and hosted several alpine venues of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The historic district is a bustling year-round draw for vacationers.

Cultural Museums
Family History

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    aka The Mormon Church [LDS]

    This church features uniform traditional family-centered religious worship at many locations in the area. The LDS Church is the second largest religious organization in America.

    Upcoming California LDS Events
    These popular events fill up fast - advance booking required:
    Mormon Battalion Days [Last Sat in Jan] - The Mormon Battalion Visitors Center in San Diego is the second most popular LDS historic site in America.
    Big Bear LDS Singles Mountain Retreat [Mar - 3rd Weekend] - Glendale 9th Branch Mid-Singles Conference at Big Bear Lake - conquer the mountains - skiing, sledding, or just playing games by the fire.
    LDS General Conference [1st Weekend in APR & OCT] - Temple Square Utah.
    Mormon Pageants [Summer] - The LDS Experience with Live Music and Drama.
    California Mormon Helping Hands [Spring] - LDS Day of Service in California.
    Huntington Beach LDS Mid-Singles Conference [May - 3rd Weekend] - three days gathering for beach fun, sun, and a whole lot of spiritual growth and meeting like-minded people.
    Orange County Beach Cities Conference [Early August] - Over 1,400 LDS Singles from across the USA visit California's largest Single Adult Conference. {Ages 31+]
    Del Mar Labor Day Conference [Labor Day Weekend] - Annual San Diego Labor Day Weekend LDS Single Adult Conference. Sea Kayaking, Torrey Pines day hike, musical fireside and more.
    California Mormon Temple Christmas [DEC] - Live Christmas music programs and outdoor nativity exhibits.

    Special Programs
    Missionaries are available Sunday mornings to answer your questions about LDS programs and teachings.
    Young Single Adults - Groups and Activities -
    Family History Center - Research your family tree here with free access to many giant genalogical data bases.
    Provident Living - LDS Family financial and legal aid, eduction, employment, physical, social and emotional support.
    Boy Scouts - The LDS Church supports cub packs, scout troups and related scouting activities. Open to all young men ages 8-18.
    Youth Activities - Weekly activity night, scouts, campouts, weekend dances, seminary gospel study, summer camps and more for youths 8-18.
    Sports - Most LDS churchs have indoor basketball or volleyball recreation court that are used for informal and league games and practices on a weekly basis.
    Relief Society (LDS Women's Organization) - very active in local service projects and promoting healthy family life.

    Southern California Mormon Choir
    Established in 1953, this 100-voice choral ensemble regularly does concerts featuring classical, sacred, folk, patriotic and popular choral music throughout Southern California.
    Choir Website - Concert News

    Orange County Mormon Choral Organization
    Volunteer Choruses and Orchestra - Public Performances

    Choir Website;
    With performances at concerts and firesides - Repertoire includes sacred hymns and repertory choral literature, including major works with orchestra.

    Mormon Battalion Visitors Center -
    Old Town San Diego

    Church operated museum commerating the 1847 completion of the longest infantry march in US History, over 2000 miles from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego. The Mormon Battalion consisted of five companies that totaled over 500 men. Multimedia presentations, historic artifacts including authentic muskets, cannon, and fine artwork.

    More Resources
    North County San Diego LDS Church
    Long Beach LDS Church
    San Gabriel Valley LDS Church
    Inland Empire LDS Church
    Los Angeles LDS Church

    Orange County Area LDS Deseret Industries
    Charitable goods exchange center.

    Orange County LDS News:
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    Aliso Viejo Ranch Cleanup - O.C. Register May 2011 - Mormon Helping Hands
    Iftar 2010 - OCIF Muslims host LDS inter-faith event.
    2011 LDS Irvine Pioneer Trek - OC Register -

    Orange County LDS Blogs:
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    LDS Focus on Christ - Steve St Clair - Cypress CA. Conservative and Religion issues.

Hawaiian Island Getaway
One of the most popular tourism destinations in the world is the Hawaiian Islands. Local attractions include touring royal palaces, miles of beautiful beaches and polynesian cultural entertainment venues.

Hyatt Newporter Resort

The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach is Orange County's prime spot for meetings, dining, sports and entertainment. Featuring 403 luxury guestrooms, suites, Hyatt Business Plan services and four bungalows with private pools. Resort amenities also feature 16 lighted tennis courts at the Palisades Tennis Club, 9-hole golf course, volleyball, bicycles, whirlpools, jogging trails, health club and 3 pools.

Anaheim Angels - [APR-SEP]
Radically downsized to 45,000 seats and remodeled to allow easier internal circulation, the latest incarnation of Angels stadium features more and better suites and club seats and improved press facilities. Six immense baseball bats help hold up a curved beam over the main entrance creating an exciting pro baseball stadium experience.

Church History for LDS Families
Quality Bound Family Night Edition

Valetta - Shadow Mountain Press;

The beautifully illustrated book is designed for anyone wanting to understand more clearly the history of the Church and its ties to the Doctrine and Covenants. The format with word helps, illustrations, photos, maps, explanations, and brief commentaries will be familiar to all who have loved the perennial bestseller
Book of Mormon for LDS Families
New Testament for LDS Families
Old Testament for LDS Families
Beautiful Hardcover Bookcraft Edition includes large print, multiple illustrations, commentaries and explanations.

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* Orange County Young Single Adults *

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    Orange County Area LDS Special Interest
    Special Interest Groups and Congregations including Young Single Adult (YSA) Groups:
    LDS YSA - Central Valley CA Region - YSA Groups, Activities and Related Resources
    LDS YSA - Los Angeles CA Region - YSA Groups, Activities and Related Resources
    California YSA - LDS YSA Facebook Fan page
    California Mormon Helping Hands - Community Service Forum

    The Tour Orange County area vacation adventure guide.

    Orange County Area LDS Institute of Religion
    Provides opportunity for ongoing daily religious studies with early morning, daytime and evening classes are available at no cost for all students and young adults. You will also find fun, fellowship and opportunity for service with LDSSA, Institute Council, and Institute Men's and Women's Associations.

    Orange County LDS Special Interest:
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    LDS YSA - Orange County CA Region - YSA Groups, Activities and Related Resources
    OC Single Adult Conference
    O.C. LDS Flash Mob - YouTube -
    Burnt Exposure - O.C. LDS Wedding Photographer
    OC Beach City Singles - Facebook - LDS Single Adults 31+.
    Liahona Home School Support Group - Supports LDS Homeschool groups in Orange County. Meets every Wednesday for field trips, park days, and other activities.

    Cypress College LDS Institute of Religion
    You will also find fun, fellowship and opportunity for service with LDS Student Association.
    9470 Holder, Cypress, CA 90630; 714 828-2971; Institute Website;
    Home of the Cypress Park YSA Ward.

    CSU Fullerton LDS Institute of Religion
    2470 E Nutwood Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92831; 714 871-5421; Institute of Religion

    Fullerton West LDS Institute of Religion
    444 East Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832; 714 526-0373; Institute Website;

    Goldenwest College LDS Institute of Religion
    15761 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647; 714 893-2535; Institute Website;

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* Family History Center *

California Family History Research Center

    Orange Family History Center
    674 South Yorba Street, Orange, CA 92869;
    714-997-7710; FHC Website;
    Open: Tues-Wed 9AM-9PM / Thu-Sat 9AM-5PM; (Exc: Holidays)

    Located at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the City of Orange, the Orange Family History Center welcomes the public. Entrance is from the parking lot in the back. The Family History Centers are dedicated to Family History and Genealogical Research. Volunteers are available to provide free assistance. A variety of classes for beginners and FHC User Groups meet regularly.

    The FHC needs volunteers to help create a digital index for the newly released 1940 US Census and other important historical records.

    Family Search Orange County
    FHC Website;

    Big detailed directory to historical records of early residents of Orange County California. Includes information about early Mexican Rancho land grants in the area. Cities and unincorporated areas in present-day Orange County are included with the County of Los Angeles for the US Population Schedules 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. Orange County was divided from Los Angeles County in 1889.

    Orange County Genealogy Clubs

    Huntington Library Gallery Gardens California The Huntington Library
    Early California Population Project [ECPP]

    A collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. ECPP provides public access to all the information contained in California's historic mission registers. Records include baptism, marriage and burial records for each of the California missions. Records include information on Indians, soldiers, and settlers of Alta California from 1769-1850.

Online Genealogy Everything Guide 2011 Edition - Everything Guide to Online Genealogy
Use the Web to trace your roots, share your history, and create a family tree

Very good guide particularly for new genealogists but is also a great refresher for more experienced ones.

Saddleback Ancestors
Rancho Families of Orange County California

The Spanish, Mexican, and American immigrants who established themselves at the foot of Old Saddleback Mountain between 1769 and 1869. 182 pages illustrated with photos, paintings and maps.

* Local LDS History *

    Prominent Local Latter-day Saints
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    L Whitney Clayton - LDS Irvine resident called to serve in the Presidency of the Seventy. Former partner in Newport Beach law firm - Call, Clayton & Jensen.

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