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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...

German SIG Working Group!

Wednesday, October 16th
12:30 to 2:30 PM
OCCGS Genealogy Room
HB Central Library

Please see the OCCGS Calendar for more information.

Linda Serna

November 2, 2019

10:00 AM - Making Sense of the Census

"Census Records" looks at data you may not have known was in the census records, including the earliest censuses up through the 1940 census. It addresses transcription of records and includes exploring how you can take that information you find and where you can go from there.


11:15 AM - Polonia: Polish Research

“Polonia: Polish Research” shows how understanding history, including migration and cultural patterns, can lead to records. Dispels the myth that most records were lost and includes sources, examples, and other things to consider to be successful with this research.


Learn more about Linda...

Project Updates

Thanks to Hal Horrocks and the Scanning Team, new information has been added:

  • For King and Country, Volume I and Volume II
  • Rescue the Research, Family Files and Compiled Research

  • Beginning Genealogy - November 4, 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

    10/13/19: DNA Foundations Class
    10/16/19: German SIG Working Group
    11/02/19: General Meeting/ Speaker: Linda Serna
    11/04/19: Bgn Genealogy

    See the entire Calendar


    Saturday March 7, 2020
    BASH with Paul Woodbury

    Saturday October 3, 2020
    DNA Day with Blaine Bettinger

    Recent Updates

    10/08/19 - Calendar

    10/08/19 - Speaker Bio: Linda Serna

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

    09/30/19 - The October Newsletter has been posted!

    09/30/19 - 34th Annual Research Trip to SLC

    09/25/19 - Recent Accessions

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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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