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.


Don't forget... the September 5th meeting is going to focus on Brick Wall Presentations. Submit your "Brick Wall" to Linda Serna by July 15th (or mail it to Linda Serna by July 1st. Read more on the Member's Only homepage.

OCCGS Calendar

07/06/15 - Beginning Genealogy

07/11/15 - OCCGS General Meeting! Guest Speaker: Ted Gostin

Members Only: Due 07/15/15 Submit your "Brick Wall" to Linda Serna by 07/15/15 (or mail it to her by 07/01/15).
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Recent Updates

06/24/15 - Calendar

06/10/15 - The July Newsletter is now available!

06/10/15 - The SIG CD Listing: new CD's added!

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: July 6th

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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