Welcome to OCCGS!

The Orange County California Genealogical Society (established in 1963) is a non-profit, educational organization in Huntington Beach with 400 members. Its purpose is to collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge and information in regards to genealogy and related historical, biographical and heraldic data. It strives to instill and promote interest and instruction in genealogical research. OCCGS provides full maintenance and development of the Genealogy Collection housed at the Huntington Beach Central Library (lower level), which now contains over 20,000 volumes. You can access the H.B. library system by clicking on Huntington Beach Public Library.



OCCGS is proud to present...

A Day of DNA with CeCe Moore

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Huntington Beach Central Library




Beginning Genealogy - February 6, 2017

Our FREE Beginning Genealogy Class is held the first Monday of each month except January, June and December. When a holiday falls on the first Monday, the class date will change to the second Monday of that month.

HB Central Library ~ 7:00 PM ~ Balboa Room

Learn how to:

  • Properly research your family's history
  • Trace your ancestors using census records
  • Organize your research using genealogy software
  • Research the internet to find your ancestors
  • And much more....
  • OCCGS Calendar

    12/07/16 - OC Public Library Genealogy Speaker Series, Tram Le

    OCCGS BASH: Registration is open for everyone!

    Annual SLC Research Trip OCCGS Member Registration.

    01/07/2017 - OCCGS General Meeting! Guest Speaker: Barbara Randall

    02/04/2017 - OCCGS General Meeting! Guest Speaker: Dick Humphrey

    02/06/2017 - Beginning Genealogy

    See the entire Calendar

    Recent Updates

    12/04/16 - Calendar

    11/04/16 - The Member's Roster as of October 2016 is now available for Members Only.

    11/04/16 - The Civil War Project: Write-ups added for a Doctor and 3 Nurses!

    10/19/16 - The November Newsletter is available!


    Visit the OCCGS Affiliates page to learn more about supporting OCCGS!


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    Contact OCCGS:

    Orange County California Genealogical Society
    c/o Huntington Beach Central Library
    7111 Talbert Avenue
    Huntington Beach, California 92648

    (714) 536-5549

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