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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...

OCCGS is proud to present

Barbara Renick

September 7, 2019

11:00 AM - Advanced Google Searching

There is more to Google searching than just the cutely graphical main search page. Google has not only specialized search pages (images, books, scholar, newspapers, etc.) but also many unpublicized advanced search features (such as the minus sign attached to the front of a word to exclude results that include that word). This lecture covers how to adapt your Google searches for better genealogical results.

12:30 PM - How the Three Eras of Genealogy Impact Your Research Today

Genealogists today ignore the work of previous generations of researchers at their peril. This lecture looks at each of the three previous eras of research (Pen & Pencil, Typewriter, and Computer) for how they searched, recorded, and preserved what they had done. Possible pitfalls are analyzed as we search for clues left behind for us to find today.

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Beginning Genealogy - September 9, 2019

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

    08/29/19: Free Intro to DNA Class
    09/07/19: General Meeting/ Speaker: Barbara Renick
    09/09/19: Bgn Genealogy
    10/05/19: General Meeting/ Speaker: TBA
    10/07/19: Bgn Genealogy
    10/13/19: DNA Foundations Class

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    Saturday March 7, 2020
    BASH with Paul Woodbury

    Saturday October 3, 2020
    DNA Day with Blaine Bettinger

    Recent Updates

    08/22/19 - Calendar

    08/10/19 - Speaker Handouts: for the August meeting.

    08/09/19 - Board Member Email Address Updates

    07/28/19 - The August Newsletter has been posted!

    06/29/19 - The Rescue the Research project is now online!

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    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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