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The Orange County California Genealogical Society (established in 1963) is a non-profit, educational organization in Huntington Beach with 400 members. Read more...

Orange County California
Genealogical Society

January 8th
Free Webinar

Rich Venezia
Rich Roots Genealogy

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10:00 am - Brief Welcome & Announcements: Kristi Sexton, OCCGS President

10:10 am - Unsung Immigration Records of NARA: Contextualizing Recent Immigrant Ancestors
The National Archives (NARA) holds various records that can provide a treasure trove of information on twentieth-century immigrant ancestors that made America their home. Learn about INS Case and Correspondence Files, Bureau of Naturalization Correspondence Files, and Alien Personal History and Statement forms.

11:15 am - Ship Manifest Indexes: A New Look at an Old Resource

Searching and searching and still no ship manifest? Learn about the various indexes available to help locate an ancestor's elusive arrival record.

Learn more about Rich Venezia

Volunteer Opportunities

With the library opening back up and visitors coming in to view our collection and do research in person, we have need of new volunteers. Some of these jobs can be done remotely (marked). Training is available for ALL positions. Learn more about our volunteer positions!


The new membership application is live!

An email has been sent with instructions to logon, update your member profile information and to renew your membership if it has expired. Changes have been made to the top menu, Members Only to add drop-down options to Login, Logout, and Signup or Renew. On the right side of the home page, there are links to Login and Signup.

Please send questions regarding the application to webmaster@occgs.com or questions regarding your membership to membership@occgs.com. Enjoy!

OCCGS Calendar

01/08/2022: General Meeting/ Speaker: Rich Venezia

02/05/2022: General Meeting/ Speaker: Ari Wilkins


Saturday March 5, 2022
BASH 2022 with
Josh Taylor

3/22-29/2022: 34th Annual Salt Lake City Trip

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Recent Updates

12/05/21 - Speaker Webinars: Cari A. Taplin, CG and George G. Morgan

12/04/21 - Member Roster December 1, 2021

12/03/21 - Calendar

12/03/21 - Speaker Bio: Rich Venezia

11/30/21 - Speaker Handouts: Cari A. Taplin, CG

09/29/21 - 34th Annual Research Trip to SLC

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Contact OCCGS:

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

General Information: info@occgs.com

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