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.

Beginning Genealogy

Our FREE Beginning Genealogy Class is held the first Monday of each month. 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....
  • Next class: September 12th @ 7:00 PM

    OCCGS Calendar

    09/12/2016 - Beginning Genealogy

    10/01/2016 - OCCGS General Meeting! Guest Speaker: Gena Philibert-Ortega

    See the entire Calendar

    Recent Updates

    09/05/16 - Speaker Handouts

    09/05/16 - Calendar

    08/28/16 - The September Newsletter is available!

    08/28/16 - The Member's Roster as of August 2016 is now available for Members Only.

    08/28/16 - Ralph's Community Contribution Program


    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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