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.



Beginning Genealogy - June 5, 2017

To those who showed up on May 8th for Beginning Genealogy: My sincerest apologies for posting the wrong date. I hope you will join us at a class in the future. The OCCGS Webmaster

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
    07/01/17 - Sara Cochran
    08/05/17 - TBD
    09/09/17 - TBD

    Beginning Genealogy
    June 5th
    July 3rd
    August 7th
    September 11th

    See the entire Calendar

    Recent Updates

    05/09/17 - Calendar

    05/09/17 - Board Members: updated with new board members

    05/01/17 - The Member's Roster for April 2017 is now available for Members Only.

    05/01/17 - Speaker Handouts

    04/26/17 - The May Newsletter is available!

    04/26/17 - The Civil War Project: Write-ups added for 3 more veterans!


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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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