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

A Day with

Crista Cowan

"The Barefoot Genealogist"

Beginning Genealogy - February 4, 2019

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

    General Meeting/Speaker
    01/05/19: Donna Railsback Braly
    02/02/19: TBD

    Beginning Genealogy

    Special Events
    03/09/19: Annual OCCGS BASH and Book Faire

    03/17/19: Annual Research Trip to Salt Lake City

    See the entire Calendar

    Recent Updates

    11/19/19 - Speaker Bio: Donna Railsback Braly

    11/19/19 - Speaker Handouts: are available for the January meeting.

    11/11/18 - Calendar

    11/07/18 - BASH Registration and Information

    11/07/18 - The Member's Roster for October 2018

    10/22/18 - The November Newsletter

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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