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Welcome to the National Archives and Records Administration
At this public access terminal you can find genealogical and historical resources available at NARA’s Pacific Region at Laguna Niguel. If you have questions or need assistance, please see National Archives staff members or volunteers. We request that you limit your time on these computers to 30 minutes when other patrons are waiting to use the machines.
You can search subscription databases Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest to locate information about your family. You can also use NARA Microfilm Publications, which include Federal population censuses for all states, 1790-1930; indexes to compiled military service records; pension records and bounty land warrant applications; passenger arrival records for ships entering Baltimore, Boston, Galveston, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and other ports; and naturalization records. Microfilm publications of Native American censuses and records of the Freedman’s Bureau are also available.
Search NARA’s Microfilm Publications
Perform a search in NARA’s microfilm publications database and limit the Viewing Location field to NARA’s Pacific Region (Laguna Niguel, California) for a listing of all the publications available at this facility.
Order and pay for reproductions of military service and pension files, land entry files, Eastern Cherokee claims applications and passenger arrival records.
The regional archives in Laguna Niguel has diverse holdings from Federal field offices in Arizona, southern California and Clarke County, Nevada, including records relating to the Federal courts, public lands, Native Americans, Chinese exclusion laws, the history of the United States military, the Richard M. Nixon Pre-Presidential Papers and much more. For more information on our holdings view the Guide to Archival Holdings, search NARA-wide holdings through the Archival Research Catalog (ARC), or ask to speak to an archivist.