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.

Registration is open for the
OCCGS 30th Annual Salt Lake City Research Seminar!

OCCGS invites you to attend our 30th Annual Research Seminar at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, April 17 - April 24, 2016. Spend 6 days and 7 nights with experienced researchers from OCCGS and staff genealogists at the Library. Tour includes accommodations at Salt Lake Plaza hotel (next to the FHL), workshops, speakers, Monday Night Banquet and Sunday Brunch, plus daily help while at the Family History Library.

Information and 2016 Reservation Form.

OCCGS Calendar

09/05/15 - OCCGS General Meeting! Speaker: Hal Horrocks

09/12/15 - Linda Serna Presents at the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research, SHHAR.

09/14/15 - Beginning Genealogy

10/07/15 - OCJGS is hosting a Special Program with Zack Wilske at the HB Central Library

10/17/15 - 9:00-3:30 - SOCCGS Family History Seminar featuring Dick Eastman.

3/06/16 - OCCGS Bash, with Keynote Speaker Lisa Louise Cook

4/17/16 - OCCGS 30th Annual Salt Lake Research Seminar

See the entire Calendar

Recent Updates

08/22/15 - The September Newsletter is now available!

08/22/15 - September Meeting Speaker Handouts are available for Members Only.

08/22/15 - Calendar

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: September 14th

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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