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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

August 7th Webinar
Larry W. Thomas

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

10:10 am - The Tax Man Cometh
Do not overlook the wealth of information found in the tax records. As Daniel Defoe is credited for saying in a book in 1726, "Things as certain as death and taxes...," we simply cannot avoid them. Up until the early 1900s, people were taxed on their land and other possessions and these can help in the research of your ancestors. We will examine several sets of records from around the U. S. and see what we can learn from them.

11:20 am - Tying History to Your Research

Do you know how to interpret your findings on an ancestor in light of history? Are you looking at what was happening in the area, the country, and the world for the time-period being researched? How often do we hear that a family immigrated from Ireland in the 1830s due to the potato famine which did not start until 1845? We need to examine history very closely so we can better understand our ancestors and how they lived their lives. We will examine several situations you should be aware of that will aid you in telling their story.

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OCCGS Calendar

08/07/2021: General Meeting/ Speaker: Larry W. Thomas

08/24/2021: Free Webinar with Dr. David McDonald

09/04/2021: General Meeting/ Speaker: Drew Smith

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Recent Updates

08/04/21 - The 3rd Quarter Newsletter has been posted!

07/28/21 - Speaker Handouts: Larry W. Thomas

07/28/21 - Member Roster

07/06/21 - Calendar

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

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