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 has several volunteer opportunities open currently, and some are ongoing positions. Won't you "Raise Your Hand" and Volunteer with our fabulous organization? See all Volunteer Opportunities in our Member's Only section.

Beginning Genealogy - August 6, 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

    General Meeting/Speaker
    8/4/18: Gary Fredericksen
    9/1/18: Kristi Sexton
    10/6/18: Anne Miller, Ph.D.
    11/3/18: TBD

    Beginning Genealogy
    08/06/18               11/5/18
    09/10/18               12/3/18
    10/08/18               

    See the entire Calendar

    Recent Updates

    7/16/18 - Calendar

    7/16/18 - Speaker Handouts: August Handouts have been added.

    7/16/18 - Gary Fredericksen

    6/24/18 - The July Newsletter is available!

    6/24/18 - Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities

    6/24/18 - The Civil War Project: Index and "A" Names updated.

    6/20/18 - Member's Only: DNA Bootcamp Videos are available!

    6/11/18 - The Member's Roster for May 2018 is now available for Members Only.


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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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