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 19,000 volumes. You can access the H.B. library system by clicking on Huntington Beach Public Library.


Have you seen the OCCGS Facebook page lately? Browse through the posts and you'll be sure to find some exciting information and tips to help with your family history research! Thanks to Judy Huck for posting this information for us!


Saddleback Ancestors II, Rancho Families of Orange County California

Saddleback Ancestors is designed to acquaint the reader with the families of the Spanish, Mexican, and American immigrants who between 1769 and 1869 established themselves on the ranchos at the foot of the mountain "Old Saddleback" in the geographical area later to become Orange County.

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News

08/06/14 - Free Beginning Genealogy Class! Huntington Beach Central Library, 7:00 PM, Balboa Room.

08/02/14 - OCCGS General Meeting! Guest Speakers: Sheila Benedict and Linda Serna

07/21/14 - NEW! The August Newsletter is now available!

07/13/14 - Civil War Project: 20 new "L" veterans added.

06/17/14 - CD Collection Update: 19 CD's added and 15 removed.

Beginning Genealogy

Our FREE Beginning Genealogy Class will now be held the first Wednesday of each 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....

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


    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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