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Pacific Region

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.

Genealogy Resources
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.
Drawing of Boulder Dam in the WPA artists style, from the cover of the "Barrett Presents a Brief Picture-Story of a Noteworthy Engineering Achievement."; Reports, 1929-1934; Miscellaneous Publications and Reports Relating to the Boulder Canyon Project; Regional Solicitors Office; Department of the Interior, Record Group 48; National Archives -- Pacific Region, Laguna Niguel, CA.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 Online
Order and pay for reproductions of military service and pension files, land entry files, Eastern Cherokee claims applications and passenger arrival records.
Historical Research
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.
Actress Anna May Wong’s request to be able to reenter the United States following foreign travel, dated 1/2/1936. 14036/236-A; Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files; San Pedro Office; Immigration and Naturalization Service, Record Group 85; National Archives -- Pacific Region, Laguna Niguel, CA.
Naval Recruits in gas exercise at the Naval Training Center in San Diego, CA.   Historical Photographic Files 1917-1994;  Naval Training Center; Shore Establishments and Naval Districts, Record Group 181; National Archives -- Pacific Region, Laguna Niguel, CA.
Poster for a Fiesta on the Pechanga Reservation in southern California. 072 Tribal Relations: Feasts, Fiestas, Festivals, 1940-1944; Central Classified Files; Mission Agency; Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives -- Pacific Region, Laguna Niguel, CA
Frame work of poorer type of Pima house. Frame will be covered with brush and plastered with adobe. Annual Extension Reports - Pima, 1938-1940 [2/4]; Annual Extension Reports 1932-1957; Phoenix Area Office; Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75;
The first page of a Spanish land grant issued in what is now Arizona.  Spanish Documents from Miscellaneous Files; Miscellaneous Files, 1789-1907; Arizona Court of Private Land Claims;  Bureau of Land Management, Record Group 49; National Archives -- Pacific Region, Laguna Niguel, CA.
Drawing of the XS-1 Experimental Plane, the first manned aircraft to break the sound barrier.  XS-1 Air Force Supersonic Research Airplane, June 9, 1946; Flight Test Project Files, 1946-1949; Dryden Flight Research Center; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Record Group 255; National Archives -- Pacific Region, Laguna Niguel, CA.