OCCGS Genealogy Research Room

The genealogy collection utilizes a modified Dewey decimal system to arrange its genealogical resource materials. Materials are arranged into approximately thirty topic groupings that are of particular interest to genealogists. For example, these topics include census records, directories, military records, family histories, research aids, and a map collection. These grouped materials and their locations within the library collection are indicated in the floor plan of the genealogical collection.

When searching for records, genealogists are often interested in a specific geographical location in which their ancestors once lived. Hence, many of the collection's resources are arranged by geographical location, first by country, then by state or province, county, and city, town, or village. A U.S. map diagram posted in the collection indicates the call number for each U.S. state for easy location of the records for any given state.

A comprehensive, 27-page guide to the OCCGS genealogical collection can be purchased from the publications sales table at an OCCGS monthly general meeting or by contacting the 2nd Vice President of the society in charge of society publications sales.

OCCGS Genealogy Research Room Floor Plan


Genealogy Collection

The OCCGS Genealogy Collection is open to the public during normal library hours. A volunteer is available to provide information about the collection Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Contact OCCGS:

Orange County California Genealogical Society
c/o Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Avenue
Huntington Beach, California 92648

(714) 536-5549