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.

Presentation Handouts are available in .pdf format...just click to open, then print.

Jean Moss: Resources for Adoption Research 8-1-15.pdf

Linda Serna: What Do You Do if Your DNA Doesn't Match Your Paper Trail.pdf

Registration is open for the
OCCGS 30th Annual Salt Lake City Research Seminar!

OCCGS invites you to attend our 30th Annual Research Seminar at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, April 17 - April 24, 2016. Spend 6 days and 7 nights with experienced researchers from OCCGS and staff genealogists at the Library. Tour includes accommodations at Salt Lake Plaza hotel (next to the FHL), workshops, speakers, Monday Night Banquet and Sunday Brunch, plus daily help while at the Family History Library.

Information and 2016 Reservation Form.

OCCGS Calendar

08/01/15 - OCCGS General Meeting! Guest Speakers: Jean Moss and Linda Serna

08/03/15 - Beginning Genealogy

See the entire Calendar

Recent Updates

07/19/15 - Handouts for August Meeting have been added: Jean Moss and Linda Serna

07/17/15 - The August Newsletter is now available!

07/17/15 - Civil War Project: 42 "M" veterans added!

07/17/15 - Volunteer Opportunities: Get Involved!

07/17/15 - Calendar

Beginning Genealogy

Our FREE Beginning Genealogy Class is held the first Monday 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....
  • Next class: August 3rd

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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