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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...

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Orange County California Genealogical Society

Beginning Genealogy Webinar
with Hal Horrocks
March 15th @ 3:00 PM PST

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing info about joining the meeting.

Topics Discussed:

  • How to get started doing your research
  • Genealogy software
  • Genealogy records
  • How to use the internet
  • Census records
  • How to better educate yourself in family history research
  • Pitfalls and things to look out for
  • Learn to have fun doing your research
  • Learn more about Hal Horrocks

    Orange County California
    Genealogical Society

    April 3rd Webinar
    Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

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

    10:10 am - "Death by Undue Means" - Coroner's Records
    From colonial times to today, death not attributable to natural causes required investigation. Elected or appointed coroners worked with local juries to determine more about what caused each death. Learn more about coroner's records and how to use them in genealogy.

    11:20 am - Shootout at the Rhododendron Lodge: Reconstructing Life-Changing Events

    A 1929 shootout left the Bath County, Virginia, sheriff dead. Learn to follow the trail through all the records to reconstruct a life-changing event, and understand its unique challenges, both in terms of resources and in terms of ethics.

    Learn more about Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

    OCCGS Calendar

    8th Annual BASH 2021
    03/06/2021: with Michael Strauss

    03/15/2021: Bgn Genealogy with Hal Horrocks

    04/03/2021: General Meeting/ Speaker: Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

    See the entire Calendar

    Recent Updates

    02/24/20 - Calendar

    02/11/21 - Member Roster

    02/05/20 - Speaker Handouts: Daniel Earl

    02/05/20 - April Speaker - Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

    01/02/20 - 8th Annual BASH 2021 with Michael L. Strauss, AG

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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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