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.

Have you seen the OCCGS Facebook page lately? Browse through the posts and you'll be sure to find some exciting information and tips to help with your family history research! Thanks to Judy Huck for posting this information for us!


Beginning Genealogy - February 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

    General Meeting
    January 6th -
      11:00 & 12:30
      Ted Gostin

    Beginning Genealogy
    No class in December or January.

    See the entire Calendar

    Recent Updates

    12/07/17 - The Civil War Project: Two new veterans added.

    11/06/17 - Calendar

    11/05/17 - The Special Edition Holiday Newsletter is available!

    11/05/17 - The Member's Roster for October 2017 is now available for Members Only.

    11/03/17 - The Member's Survey. Please give us your feedback!

    11/02/17 - 2018 BASH and Book Faire information

    10/11/17 - 32nd Annual Research Seminar in SLC


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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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