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Orange County California
Genealogical Society

November 6th
Free Webinar


George G. Morgan

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9:45 am - Welcome & Announcements: Kristi Sexton, OCCGS President

10:00 am - Dissect Obituaries for New Clues
Obituaries are miniature biographies for the deceased. The writers were compelled to compress as much information into a small amount of text. Your job is to carefully analyze the content of the death notice, obituary, and/or funeral notice and look for clues. This lecture presents a methodology for dissecting an obituary, determining what information is provided or inferred, identifying record types that may be available, where those records are located, and how to access them. This method will definitely expand your research!

11:15 am - Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis

With the volume of digitized resources growing exponentially each year, our rapid access to original genealogical records online may flood us with more information than we can handle. It is easy to rush through the evidence examination and analysis processes, increasing the probability that we will miss critical details. It is critical that we take the time to carefully analyze all the evidence content for clues implied or suggested. This lecture discusses the principles of highly effective genealogical evidence analysis and shows examples of capturing all the clues to expand and improve our research.

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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!

OCCGS Calendar

11/06/2021: General Meeting/ Speaker: George G. Morgan

12/04/2021: General Meeting/ Speaker: Cari A. Taplin, CG

Our speakers in 2022:
 Jan 8: Rich Venezia
 Feb 5: Ari Wilkins
 Mar 5: BASH-Josh Taylor

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

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Saturday March 3, 2022
BASH 2022 with
Josh Taylor

Recent Updates

10/04/21 - Calendar

09/29/21 - Member Roster

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

09/05/21 - Civil War-Buried in OC

09/05/21 - Speaker Webinars: Drew Smith, Larry Thomas

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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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