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.


The November Membership Meeting originally scheduled for November 3rd has been changed to Saturday, November 10th. Please mark your calendars!

Beginning Genealogy - October 8, 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
    10/6/18: Anne J. Miller, Ph.D.
    11/10/18: Kelli Bergheimer

    Beginning Genealogy

    See the entire Calendar

    Recent Updates

    9/24/18 - The September Newsletter is available!

    9/24/18 - Calendar

    9/24/18 - Speaker Handouts: Printed copies will be available at the October meeting.

    8/29/18 - The Ralph's Community Contribution Program has a new account number.

    8/18/18 - The Member's Roster for August 2018 is now available for Members Only.

    8/18/18 - Anne J. Miller, Ph.D.

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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