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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...

Gena Philibert-Ortega

January 4, 2020

10:00 AM - Five Steps to Better Newspaper Research

11:15 AM - A Genealogist Visits the Library

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Beginning Genealogy - February 3, 2020

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

    12/2020: No meeting - Happy Holidays!
    01/04/2020: General Meeting/ Speaker: Gena Philibert-Ortega
    02/01/2020: General Meeting/ Speaker: Larry Naukam
    02/03/2020: Bgn Genealogy
    03/07/2020: BASH & Book Faire

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    Saturday March 7, 2020
    BASH with Paul Woodbury

    Saturday October 3, 2020
    DNA Day with Blaine Bettinger

    Recent Updates

    12/13/19 - Speaker Handouts: for the January meeting.

    12/13/19 - Speaker Bio: Larry Naukam

    12/13/19 - Calendar

    11/14/19 - Civil War Project: Not Interred in OC.

    11/11/19 - Speaker Bio: Gena Philibert-Ortega

    10/30/19 - 7th Annual BASH and Book Faire Information

    10/27/19 - Library-FamilySearch Affiliate!

    10/21/19 - Member Roster - October

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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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