Lisa Schumacher
Professional Genealogist

Lisa Schumacher is a recently retired I.S. Management Consultant. She started working on her family history 30 years ago with an interest in computer programs and gadgets that can be used in genealogical research. She is a professional genealogist and lecturer and was a volunteer, instructor and staff supervisor at the Los Angeles Family History Center. Lisa is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Mayflower Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. She is currently 2nd Vice President of the South Bay Cities Genealogical Society, having held various positions for 20 years, including President and Program Chairman, organizing society events such as Research Roadshow and Dessert with our Ancestors. The society's version of Who Do You Think You Are? for the 2012 City of Torrance Centennial Celebration was her most rewarding and memorable accomplishment as a genealogist.


February 3, 2018

11:00 AM - 1890 Census Substitutes

Family history researchers rely heavily on Census records from 1790 to 1940. However most of the 1890 census is not available. What happened and what can be done to fill in the 1880-1900 gap? Learn about other resources that can provide information for this time period.


12:30 PM - Speaking Well of the Dead

After our ancestors have passed their obituaries can provide information that can help in our family history research. Learn how and where to find obituaries and analyze them for clues to interesting details of their lives.

Speaker Handouts, when available, can be found in OCCGS Member's Only on the Handouts page.

General Meetings

Visitors are welcome at our General Membership Meetings! Join us and learn more about OCCGS!

Contact OCCGS:

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

(714) 536-5549