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 or go directly to the Genealogy Collection.

OCCGS is proud to present
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
speaking on the following topics:

More Than Just Names: Advanced US Census Research
NARA Mythbusters: Your Family IS in the Archives
When Worlds Collide: Revolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records
"Don't Forget the Ladies" - A Genealogist's Guide to Women and the Law

The 2018 Book Faire has been cancelled.

We hope to see you at the BASH!

Beginning Genealogy - March 5, 2018

Our FREE Beginning Genealogy Class is held the first Monday of each month except January 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

    March 3rd, 2018

    Book Faire-Cancelled

    See the entire Calendar

    Recent Updates

    2/19/18 - The March Newsletter is available!

    2/19/18 - 32nd Annual Research Seminar in SLC

    2/19/18 - 2018 BASH and Book Faire information

    2/19/18 - The Member's Survey. Please give us your feedback!

    2/2/18 - The Member's Roster for January 2018 is now available for Members Only.

    1/19/18 - Speaker Handouts

    1/7/18 - Calendar

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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